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In fight against brain cancer helps fat : study
In the fight against brain cancer helps fat March 14, 2013
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University is confident that stem cells collected from the patient’s own fat tissue may help better track the development of cancer cells in the human brain.
According to the report published in the journal PLOS ONE, these stem cells have the innate ability to find the damaged cells, and can thus make it easier to deal much better with brain cancer.
“Simply put, MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) – these” smart devices “that can track the cancer cells,” – said the head of research Alfredo Hinojosa-quinone (Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa).
“The biggest problem with cancer of the brain – is the spread of cancer cells. Even if we remove the tumor, some cells are still hiding from us, and ultimately form a new lesion in another place, “- he added.
“Our research shows that sooner or later, you can find a way to make healthy cells of the patient by the affected cells to seek and destroy them. This is essentially a new level of medicine, “- concludes Alfredo.
Another advantage of this possibility of treatment is that the fence these fat stem cells are less painful and safer for the patient than stem cells from bone marrow. And from a financial point of view, this process appears to be less costly.
In other words, the method of intake of fat stem cells and their subsequent granting the necessary medical materials look less invazimnym and costly.
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Tags: Treatment , Medicine , Brain Cancer , Stem cells
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