Affiliation: Queen Mary
- Alison M, Lim S, Houghton J. Bone marrow-derived cells and epithelial tumours: more than just an inflammatory relationship. Curr Opin Oncol. 2009;21:77-82 pubmed publisher..There is no doubt that BMDCs are not simply bystanders in the tumour battleground. The mechanisms through which they aid tumour progression are numerous; effective treatments that combat BMDC-tumour cross-talk are surely on the way. ..
- Alison M, Islam S, Wright N. Stem cells in cancer: instigators and propagators?. J Cell Sci. 2010;123:2357-68 pubmed publisher..We then outline the attributes of TPCs and review studies in which they have been identified in various cancers. Finally, we discuss the implications of these findings for successful cancer therapies...
- Alison M. Cholangiocytes: No Longer Cinderellas to the Hepatic Regenerative Response. Cell Stem Cell. 2017;21:159-160 pubmed publisher..A recent article in Nature by Raven et al. (2017) now shows that blocking hepatocyte replication is essential for the hepatic differentiation of ductular cells after liver damage. ..