Are stem cells being used for cancer treatment?
Posted on June 22, 2016
Research is actively ongoing to use stem cells to help advance cancer therapies. Stem cells have a unique ability to detect abnormal tissue and can play an active role in the destruction of cancer cells by bringing cancer killing agents directly to the cancerous tissue in a targeted fashion. Stem cells can also play a vital role in the mitigation of cellular damage to living tissue that resulted from the administration of chemotherapy or radiation therapy in an attempt to kill tumors. Much of the original stem cell research was done to show that stem cells were indeed essential for treating radiation damage.