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2010-10-28 11:43:01

Using tiny gold "nanoshells" to deliver just a little heat to breast tumor cells already treated with radiation boosts the killing potential of the treatment "“ not just shrinking the tumor but killing the cancer stem cells, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and The Methodist Hospital in a report that appears today in Science Translational Medicine. In studies of tumor cells grown in the laboratory and of mice with the...

2009-06-25 13:40:07

In a review in Science, a University of Rochester Medical Center researcher sorts out the controversy and promise around a dangerous subtype of cancer cells, known as cancer stem cells, which seem capable of resisting many modern treatments.The article proposes that this subpopulation of malignant cells may one day provide an important avenue for controlling cancer, especially if new treatments that target the cancer stem cell are developed and combined with traditional chemotherapy and/or...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'