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Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells

eurekalert.org
  • Newly discovered molecule shows promise of killing cancer stem cells, and ensuring that they don’t return in the future.
  • By itself, it seems to work against sarcomas and claudin-low breast cancer, and it could be paired with chemotherapy for treating other types of cancer.
  • Finding a way to kill these cells is important - there are various cells even in the same tumor, and they can re-seed tumors.
  • Study authors compare these cells to weeds in a garden; killing them would be a huge step for cancer research.
  • The discovery was patented in 2018, and authors were awarded a grant to continue testing.

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