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Month: November 2016

Prostate Cancer stems cells resist radiation and we now might know why

It may not be commonly known by the general public but radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is not as effective as we would have hoped. In fact it is now understood that radiotherapy is not consistently eradicating 100% of the prostate cancer and instead leaving behind cancer stem cells . Cancer stem cells are  necessary to form new tumours and when these are left circulating in the  body it  increases the likelihood of the cancer returning.  Until now the reasons why stems cells resist radiotherapy have not been  understood. A recent… Read more Prostate Cancer stems cells resist radiation and we now might know why