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Stem Cells Lurking in Tumors Can Resist Treatment

(Medical Xpress) – Scientists are eager to make use of stem cells’ extraordinary power to transform into nearly any kind of cell, but that ability also is cause for concern in cancer treatment. Malignant tumors contain stem cells, prompting worries among medical experts that the cells’ transformative powers help cancers escape treatment. New research proves that the threat posed by cancer stem cells is more prevalent than previously thought.

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