Stem Cells Feed Brain Tumors By Kristen Philipkoski
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10:30 AM Nov. 17, 2004 PT

Researchers have identified stem cells in brain cancer tumors that replenish the tumors and keep them growing.

Snuffing out these cancer stem cells could lead to a raft of new treatments for various cancers, according to researchers who published their findings in the Nov. 18 issue of Nature.

Scientists previously identified cancer stem cells in breast cancer tumors, and in leukemia tumors. But no one had found proof of cancer stem cells in other solid tumors until now.