Can We Reprogram Cancer Cells?

According to Mayo Clinic, we can. A study published in Nature Cell Biology states that cancer cells can be turned back into normal cells.

“So we have identified two key components,” says Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Cancer Biology in Jacksonville, Florida. “One seems to be…driving tumor progression and growth; and the other that is acting as a brake, that’s basically inhibiting it. We have also looked at human tumor samples, and we have found that the brake is missing in the vast majority of these cancers. So what we see in cancer patients is that we have a lot of the gas, but we have no brake.” Read more here >>

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