Identification, isolation of adult cells may lead to breast tissue regeneration, new cancer drug targets
Sept. 7, 2010
| By Kristen Woodward
Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are the first to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice. Long-term implications of this research may include the use of such cells to regenerate breast tissue, provide a better understanding of the role of adult stem cells in breast cancer development, and develop potential new targets for anti-cancer drugs.