In this short film from Stem Cell Network shared in 2014, Dr. John Dick from the University of Toronto explains what cancer stem cells are.
“Not all cancer cells are created equally.” Cancer stem cells work differently than other cancer cells, making them much more difficult to kill. They don’t divide rapidly like the usual cancer cells, therefore, are not killed by chemotherapy, which means they are free to continue to divide and grow, causing a recurrence of the disease.
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