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Research Programme

Resarch Programme

The research program of the LBI HO (formerly LBC ONC) is based on the concept of cancer stem cells built on the assumption that each tumor and each leukemia consists of two functionally different parts, namely a stem cell fraction and more mature tumor cells. The decisive factor here is that only the tumor stem cells are capable of unlimited multiplication, whereas the more mature daughter cells in the tumor (or leukemia) usually die by themselves after a variable number of cell divisions (as well as normal tissue cells).