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Stem cells from body fat could fight brain cancer

  • by ANGUS howarth
 

STEM cells taken from a patient’s body fat could be used to fight brain cancer, researchers believe.

Studies found that the cells removed from adipose tissues could be used to deliver treatment directly into the brain after surgery to remove tumours.

Professor Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa said: “The biggest challenge in brain cancer is the migration of cancer cells.

“Even when we remove the tumour, some of the cells have already slipped away and are causing damage somewhere else.

“We may be able to find a way to arm a patient’s own healthy cells with the treatment needed to chase down those cancer cells and destroy them.”

 

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