Cancer regrowth can be stopped
A new discovery on how cancer cells often grow back again after treatment could lead to new therapies to fight the disease.
New US and Belgian research on three different types of cancer has indicated that cancer stem cells can lead to tumours regrowing after treatment.
Two new studies from the US found that these stem cells can boost the regrowth of cancer cells. This is believed to be the first hard evidence of the existence of these cells.
It is now hoped that targeting these cells with specific treatments could help stop tumours growing back gain.
The studies, which were undertaken in mice, were published in the journal Nature.
[Posted: Fri 03/08/2012]