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WGBH Forum Network; Origins of Cancer Stem Cells, The

03/15/2006

The Origins of Cancer Stem Cells Robert Weinberg, researcher, Whitehead Institute Why is cancer so difficult to treat? The answer may be found in the cancer stem cell, a concept that scientists have only recently begun to explore. Now, researchers are racing to identify stem cells in all different kinds of tumors, findings which will undoubtedly revolutionize our understanding of how cancer develops. In this discussion, Whitehead Member Bob Weinberg will explore how researchers are looking into the origins of the cancer stem cell.


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Origins of Cancer Stem Cells, The
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THE ORIGINS OF CANCER STEM CELLS ROBERT WEINBERG, RESEARCHER, WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE

WHY IS CANCER SO DIFFICULT TO TREAT? THE ANSWER MAY BE FOUND IN THE CANCER STEM CELL, A CONCEPT THAT SCIENTISTS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEGUN TO EXPLORE. NOW, RESEARCHERS ARE RACING TO IDENTIFY STEM CELLS IN ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF TUMORS, FINDINGS WHICH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY REVOLUTIONIZE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CANCER DEVELOPS. IN THIS DISCUSSION, WHITEHEAD MEMBER BOB WEINBERG WILL EXPLORE HOW RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE CANCER STEM CELL.

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