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April 19, 2007

Discoveries Thrust Cancer-initiating Stem Cells Into A Larger Role In Cancer Biology And Treatment

Topics: Medical Science News

Science Daily - Recent discoveries about the role of stem cells in cancer have altered the landscape of cancer research. With each new study, scientists are learning more about cancer-initiating properties of stem cells at organ sites and throughout the body. Increasingly, stem cells are examined as the cause -- and potential target of treatment -- for many, if not all, cancers. At the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers present new discoveries about stem cells in leukemia, breast and colon cancer that add to the growing evidence that perhaps cancer is, fundamentally, a stem cell problem. More ...

Posted by Richard at April 19, 2007 7:15 PM


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