The role of side-population of malignant melanoma in recurrence, metastasis and prognosis

Qi Bao, Xueqing Hu, Zheren Shao, Fangzhen Jiang, Li Chen, Huan Qian, Lu Wang, Christiane J. Bruns, Peter J. Nelson, Hanno Niess & Yue Zhao
Introduction: Melanoma is the most threatening skin cancer in human. The key point, which influences the prognosis most, is recurrence and metastasis of melanoma. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a sub-population of cancer cells, which are related to chemo-resistance, local cancer recur and distant metastasis.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]