M2 PRESSWIRE-September 2, 2019-: Cancer Stem Cells
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Researchers from universities in China found that green tea can help kill cancer stem cells
. It provides epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which triggers cancerous cells suicide and could reduce growth of colon cancer stem cells
by 50 percent, according to (https://draxe.com/health/cancer/cancer-stem-cell-killing-foods/) DrAxe.com.
"There is a lot of variability and some of the cells, like cancer stem cells
, are much nastier.
Singapore, Singapore, May 30, 2019 --(PR.com)-- In a landmark study, scientists at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) and oncologists at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), have discovered that cancer stem cells
, the founder cells of a tumour, have unique nutrient requirements.
Until now, researchers have assumed that the growth of solid tumors originates from cancer stem cells
characterized by specific surface markers, which develop in a fixed, hierarchical order.
Making up just 0.2 per cent of the total population, the most dynamic cancer stem cells
had special characteristics and significantly higherthan-average energy levels.
When cancer stem cells
, however, switch from metabolizing sugar to metabolizing protein, they become vulnerable to destruction by the drug venetoclax, recently tested in a clinical trial.
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital reported that this therapy boosts cancer stem cells
that are believed to drive tumors.
The research, published in Oncotarget, is the first evidence that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells
(CSCs), the cells responsible for fueling fatal tumors.
Cancer stem cells
(CSCs) are a subpopulation of tumor cells with self-renewal and differentiation potential.
EMP2 is implicated as an oncoprotein in cancer biology and in addition to its overexpression associated with tumor-promoting activities in various tumor types, it has been shown to play a role in signaling migration and invasion of cancer stem cells