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Tool Can Reveal Cancer Subtypes by Cell Communities They're Found In

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Researchers at the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine have devised a tool to examine how cells behave and interact in various environments of the body. They've used it to better understand how cancer develops and can be treated.

"Now we can look at the building blocks of tissue—the way that the whole cellular ecosystem is structured—rather than just looking at the types of cells present," said Aaron Newman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical data science and a member of the institute. "It's a ...