Cancer is an extremely complex group of diseases. As it progresses, tumors can evolve to comprise varied cell types with distinct morphological and genetic features. This diversity – or heterogeneity – is reflected at many levels, not only between patients, but within tumors from a single patient.
In this infographic, we take a closer look at:
- Various levels of heterogeneity
- Mechanisms causing intratumor heterogeneity
Clinical implications of cancer heterogeneity