Cancer STEM cells – Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Weissman teach but who is listening?

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   This is a MUST to review but MORE importantly, a lecture to share with your oncologist.

“Cancer Stem Cells:  A New target in the Fight against Cancer”

Whitehead Institute Member Robert Weinberg’s keynote address from the 2011 Whitehead Colloquium, November 5, 2011.

and this

Cancer Stem Cells:  The origin of Cancer  by  Irving Weissman, professor of developmental biology at Stanford University Medical Center. Here is addresses what cancer stem cells are, how they maintain themselves and why they may be resistant to some current treatments. Weissman also talks about the “don’t eat me” signal and how it relates to the growth of certain types of cancer cells. Find out how Stanford scientists and clinicians are working to identifying cancer stem cells in many types of tumors and how they have used that information to develop new therapeutic strategies.

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