What are cancer stem cells?


Cancer stem cells are cells that advance cancer. Experts used to think all cancer cells were the same. Now, there’s reason to believe that special, fast-growing cancer stem cells keep your disease alive by reproducing.  If that’s true, in the next few years, the focus of treatments could shift from trying to shrink tumors to trying to kill this type of cell.

From: Stem Cell Treatments for Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 22, 2016


Reviewed by William Blahd on August 22, 2016

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