Cancer Stem Cells

The real culprit in cancer may not be its hallmark rapidly-dividing cells, but the stem cells that give rise to those cells. If indeed there are mutant stem cells at the root of cancers, this new notion may explain why so many cancers recur after radiation and chemotherapy have done away with original tumor: traditional cancer therapies could be leaving the faulty stem cells untouched.

In this Section

Cardiac Therapy
A patient's own stem cells can treat heart failure.

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
Stem cells are a new twist on an old treatment.

Cancer Stem Cells
A revolution in cancer research is stirring...

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Stem cells may help preserve the strength of boys with this muscle-wasting disease.  

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