Cancer living outside the body, unravelling a cellular mystery and targeting ‘sleeping’ cancer cells: our latest cutting-edge science projects

Anne Li                                                                                               April 23rd, 2017


Dr Kalnisha Naidoo, who works at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is developing a new ‘living’ technique that will help scientists to study breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes found in the armpit. The study will be done with the help of patients who are having these lymph nodes removed as part of their treatment. With their permission, cancer-containing lymph nodes will be kept ‘alive’ outside the body. The technique will allow Naidoo to understand more about the biology of the cancer cells that have spread, and help find new ways to target them.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/04/14/cancer-living-outside-the-body-unravelling-a-cellular-mystery-and-targeting-sleeping-cancer-cells-our-latest-cutting-edge-science-projects/

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