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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:05 PM

Researchers find cancer stem cells that cause tumor regrowth

Source: Agence France-Presse, Raw Story

Researchers find cancer stem cells that cause tumor regrowth
By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 14:44 EDT

Researchers presented evidence Wednesday for the existence of cancer stem cells, with three different studies seeking to end a decades-old scientific dispute about how tumours grow.

The discovery should lead to new drugs targeting stem cells that cause tumours to reappear after cancer therapy, the teams argued in three scientific papers published simultaneously in the journals Nature and Science.

“The hypothesis (that cancer stem cells exist) has been around now for some time. Hopefully these three papers now make an end to the discussion,” Dutch researcher Hugo Snippert told AFP.

All the studies were conducted on lab mice.

Some experts have maintained that tumours are comprised of masses of cancer cells that are all the same, and all dividing.


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Judi Lynn Aug 2012 OP
aquart Aug 2012 #1
cindyperry2010 Aug 2012 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #3
Igel Aug 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #7
Turbineguy Aug 2012 #4
KansDem Aug 2012 #8
Turbineguy Aug 2012 #9
valerief Aug 2012 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:12 PM

1. Wowza.

Hooboy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:14 PM

2. another big and important step

in the battle against cancer

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:14 PM

3. This is probably the key to a cure.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:41 PM

6. Or at least spread/recurrence.

It's one thing to get rid of a lump. But metastases are what are often (usually?) fatal, and the entire controversy was over how they metastatized.

I wonder if they can now think of some commonly co-occurring cancers as resulting from stem cell differentiation?

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Response to Igel (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:41 PM

7. Exactly. This could identify markers previously unknown.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:18 PM

4. Time to bring in

Rush Limbaugh to try them out!

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:55 PM

8. "All the studies were conducted on lab mice."

No mention of rats...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

9. Yeah, no mention of

swine either.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:55 PM

5. Well, that'll help the 1%. nt

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