Pancreatic Cancer Program
Pancreatic Stem Cell Discovery
Researchers sorted the tumor cells (from mice) based on whether they expressed certain antibody markers on the cell surface, specifically CD44, CD24 and epithelial-specific antigen, or ESA. These three markers were chosen as a starting point based on previous work in breast cancer stem cells.
Pancreatic stem cells.
the following images are courtesy Chenwei Li, M.D., Ph.D.