Adopted Neoplastic Cells and Consequences of Their Existence | Oncotarget



August 25, 2023

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  • Oncotarget published this research perspective on April 14, 2023 in Volume 14, entitled, “Adopted neoplastic cells and the consequences of their existence” by Yuri Lazebnik from Lerna Consulting, New Haven, CT. DOI - Correspondence to - Yuri Lazebnik - Abstract A view that guides the bulk of cancer research and oncology posits that each neoplastic cell in a tumor is a genetic offspring of another neoplastic cell. Yet, analyzing tumors from transplant patients has revealed that some normal migratory cells adopt the phenotype of neoplastic cells without acquiring their genome, thus becoming what I suggest to call adopted neoplastic cells. This commentary reviews the evidence for the existence of adopted neoplastic cells, outlines the consequences of their presence, and discusses what kind of cells can be adopted, how, and why. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Subscribe for free publication alerts from Oncotarget - Keywords - cancer, tumor microenvironment, horizontal oncogenesis, intercellular bridges, cell fusion, cell repair About Oncotarget Oncotarget (a primarily oncology-focused, peer-reviewed, open access journal) aims to maximize research impact through insightful peer-review; eliminate borders between specialties by linking different fields of oncology, cancer research and biomedical sciences; and foster application of basic and clinical science. To learn more about Oncotarget, please visit and connect with us: SoundCloud - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Reddit - Media Contact MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM 18009220957

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