New Stem Cell Test May Help Identify Breast Cancer and Treat It More Quickly

March 5, 2015

(Medical Daily) – Scientists believe they may have found a potentially quicker route to identifying — and stopping — the spread of breast cancer, by identifying which cancer cells most closely resemble the vigorous regenerating and growing patterns of adult stem cells. Breast cancer cells that have a similar pattern of gene activity to adult stem cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body, the researchers, hailing from the Institute of Cancer Research and Cardiff University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, explain.