29 Jan, 2009
New research on treating melanoma is discussed by scientists Mike Berridge and Melanie McConnell from the Malaghan Institute.
Listen to audio: Treating Melanoma
New research shows small populations of stem cells may cause a number of cancerous tumours, including tumours of the breast, brain, prostate, colon, pancreas, ovary and lung, as well as melanoma growth. These cells have unlimited potential to self-renew.
Immunologist Mike Berridge and cell biologist Melanie McConnell are collaborating with other researchers to find ways of stimulating the immune system to recognise and target cancer stem cells.
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