Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Rogue stem cell may trigger every type of cancer, research suggests

Rogue stem cell may trigger every type of cancer, research suggests

All cancers may be triggered by a rare rogue stem cell that has learned how to cheat death, according to new research. Scientists believe the discovery of the “cell of origin” could be a turning point in the battle against the disease. Lead researcher Professor Michael Lisanti, chair of translational medicine at University of Salford, said: “If, as we believe, we have found the beginning of the road, we may have to press the reset button on how we treat cancer with drugs.”

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