New treatment for cancer could be in the works
Breakthrough study unveils vulnerability of malignant cells with high degree of chromosomal instability and could lead to new treatments.
“For decades, we’ve been trying to understand why [aneuploidy] happens in cancer and how it contributes to tumor formation and progression,” Ben-David said. More importantly, he said, scientists have been trying to see “if we can take advantage of this quite unique difference between cancer cells and normal cells in order to selectively kill the cancer cells.”
“The overall vision here is that by understanding how aneuploid cells are different from normal cells, and detecting the Achilles’ heel of aneuploid cells, this could be a very attractive way to selectively kill cancer cells,” Ben-David said.
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This should lead to a new approach to attacking the cancer cells. It looks like a breakthrough.