An inflammatory situation: SOX2 and STAT3 cooperate in squamous cell carcinoma initiation

Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Mar 7;12(3):266-8. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.02.004.


Although SOX2 has been identified as a squamous cell carcinoma oncogene, mechanisms of SOX2-induce oncogenesis have remained elusive. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Li et al. (2013) show that SOX2 synergizes with inflammation-induced STAT3 activation to transform basal progenitors and initiate squamous cell carcinoma.

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