Cancer: Slowly But Surely Walking Towards a Cure
by AlJazayri on September 17, 2017 - 7:15pm
Everyone has, at some point in their lives, got in touch with someone who had cancer. Cancer is a disease which is known to be really dangerous and hard to cure if, at all, possible. With high chances of relapse and the really weakening treatment that is chemotherapy, treating cancer really is a hard thing and scientist are always working to find a possible cure for it.
This article from Wolfgang Gruber, Tamara Scheidt, Fritz Aberger and Christian G. Huber talks about a new tool that allows scientists to "decipher the molecular [cancer stem cells (CSC)] programs" which would then enable them "to better understand cellular processes such as those controlling CSC." This is potentially an enormous jump for science as understanding these processes could allow scientists to counter or negate their highly negative impact on the cells and possibly be an immense door to improve the therapies that exist at the moment.
It is obvious that the cure for cancer is not going to be found tomorrow, but discoveries like this one help to reinforce the already existing practices and get closer every day to the cure everyone is waiting for.
Link to the cited article: https://biosignaling.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12964-017-0166-1