Chemotherapies rev up intestinal stem cells
By Anette Breindl
Monday, March 10, 2014
Researchers have developed a new method to look at the effects of chemotherapies on cancer stem cells. Through screening cancer drugs in fruit flies, they have demonstrated that a number of chemotherapy drugs, while they kill cancer cells, actually induced normal stem cells to divide more rapidly. Such rapid division of normal stem cells can itself contribute to cancer development. The results, which were published in the March 10, 2014, advance online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that chemotherapies may be indirectly contributing to recurrence of the tumors they are supposed to fight.
Outside of the US
Part of Thomson Reuters
Note: our contact information has changed
In the U.S. and Canada: +1-800-336-4474
Outside the U.S.: +44-203-684-1796
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00 pm EST
© 2017 Thomson Reuters. Reproduction, reposting content is strictly prohibited.