Hong Kong: Hong Kong scientists say theyhave identified the cancer stem cells responsible for thespread of colorectal cancer to other organs and believe thefind will revolutionise treatment.
The spread of colorectal cancer to other organs isusually fatal. The cancer is one of the most common in bothmen and women and kills around 50,000 people a year in theUnited States, according to the National Cancer Institute. The ground-breaking research will help doctors to predictpatients whose cancers are liable to spread and helpdevelopment of treatments to specifically target the cancerstem cells, called CD26+, which are more resistant toconventional treatments than more mature cancer cells. PTI
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