U.S. scientists say they've succeeded in growing breast cancer stem cells from normal tissue.
Since it is suspected that these types of cells give rise to cancer's spread, isolating them could prove invaluable in the fight against the disease, experts say."There has not been any publication to my knowledge that has demonstrated a way to isolate these cells from human patients and expand them, meaning grow them in Petri dishes," noted study lead author Dr. Tan Ince, an "independent signaling investigator" at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston.
There's more on breast cancer at the American Cancer Society.
| Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Women's Health |
Labels: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Women's Health