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<p>Cancer recurrence is one of the fears that almost every patient undergoing chemotherapy develops. Recent findings suggest that only a small fraction of the tumor cells, called Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) are able to drive the growth of the tumor. CSC also show an increased drug resistance, and could remain unaffected after chemotherapy, eventually resulting in the formation of a new tumor.</p>
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<p>Even though cancer treatment and management techniques have improved over the years, cancer recurrence continues to be a problem and source of concern amongst sufferers, their families and medical professionals. The American Cancer Society approximates that about 20% of all breast cancer survivors will develop a recurrent breast cancer. Several reasons have been given for recurrence, one of which is that not all cancer cells are killed during cancer treatment, so these cancer cells are then able to regenerate new tumors. </p>
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<p>Cancer recurrence is one of the fears that almost every patient undergoing chemotherapy develops. Recent findings suggest that only a small fraction of the tumor cells, called Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) are able to drive the growth of the tumor. CSC also show an increased drug resistance, and could remain unaffected after chemotherapy, eventually resulting in the formation of a new tumor.</p>
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Revision as of 16:35, 26 September 2012

Welcome

The Problem

Cancer

Cancer remains one of the biggest killers in the world. There are currently about 12.7 million sufferers of cancer around the world, and the number is expected to have doubled by 2030. Around one in four deaths in the UK is caused by cancer, and it is estimated that one in three people will develop a form of cancer in their lifetime. (Cancer Research UK)

Occurence rates

Cancer Recurrence

Even though cancer treatment and management techniques have improved over the years, cancer recurrence continues to be a problem and source of concern amongst sufferers, their families and medical professionals. The American Cancer Society approximates that about 20% of all breast cancer survivors will develop a recurrent breast cancer. Several reasons have been given for recurrence, one of which is that not all cancer cells are killed during cancer treatment, so these cancer cells are then able to regenerate new tumors.