Published in Cancer Weekly, May 5th, 1997
Scientists at the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that, in some cases, what is happening immediately outside of a cell -- its microenvironment -- can be equally if not more important than the presence of cancerous genes within.
In a recent proof-of-principle experiment, malignant human breast cells were made to look and act like normal cells both in tissue cultures and in mice through the manipulation of their microenvironment. Though this work offers no immediate promise of a cure,...
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