Big news this week about research which may confirm that cancer stem cells exist.

Here are several links to major media coverage of the story.  Click-on the headline links below to read all about it…

WASHINGTON POST:

Why do cancers sometimes recur? Mouse studies support idea of hidden ‘seeds’ for tumor growth

SCIENCE MAGAZINE

Cancer Stem Cells Can Fuel Tumor Growth

NATURE

Cancer: Resolving the stem-cell debate

“So what?” you might ask? 

Well, common sense tells us that if such cells exist, if you can kill those you kill the tumor/cancer.  Hopefully this is a big-time research break-through that helps scientists find ways to target these cells with immunotherapy.

Good luck research guys and gals!  Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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