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Could different cancers have different cells?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Absolutely: Cancer cells are different in their microscopic appearance, behavior, and genetic characteristics, not only between different cancers but sometimes within the same cancer. That is one main challenges of cancer therapy, one therapy does not always kill all the cells due to their heterogeneous nature.

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