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posted 05. January 2006 19:00
Sources:The Age, Melbourne, Australia.
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Chemotherapy works by targeting cells that are dividing^ rapidly, which is typical behaviour of cancer cells. But an errant stem-like cell may be more resistant to chemotherapy because it divides more slowly. So while chemotherapy can eliminate the bulk of cancer cells, the tumour factory itself – a breast cancer stem cell^ – may survive months or years later.
In the context of international breast cancer research, the discovery of the breast stem cell is quite profound and will most likely form the basis of research in the area for years to come.
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