Aug 29, 2023

Aggressive Cancer Cells Transformed Into Healthy Cells in Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

This is good news! The article says this could lead to treatment of other cancers.

A particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer that forms in muscle tissue might have a new treatment option on the horizon.

Scientists have successfully induced rhabdomyosarcoma cells to transform into normal, healthy muscle cells. It’s a breakthrough that could see the development of new therapies for the cruel disease, and it could lead to similar breakthroughs for other types of human cancers.

“The cells literally turn into muscle,” says molecular biologist Christopher Vakoc of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

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