Congratulations to the Kim Lab: Cell Stem Cell just announced that their paper, “Primary tumor genotype is an important determinant in identification of lung cancer propagating cells,” beat out five others to win the journal’s “Best Paper of 2010” contest.
The paper is the first to identify a lung tumor-propagating cell population. Additionally, the findings suggest that lung cancers of different genotypes have tumor-propagating cells with distinct markers; therefore, tumor samples should be separated by genotype in order to study tumor-propagating cells. Dr. Kim and Steve Curtis, a graduate student in the lab and first author on the paper, explain their results in this video:
The winner of the contest, revealed on June 16 at the ISSCR meeting in Toronto, was selected through online voting. Thank you to all of you who participated, and whose votes lifted the Kim Lab’s paper to the top!