Australian researchers to trial ‘melanoma-stopping’ stem cell drug

Source: 9News, January 2019

Australian researchers claim to have made a ground-breaking melanoma discovery that could save the lives of cancer patients using a drug that is already widely available.

Scientists from the University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute believe they have found a way to stop the spread of the aggressive cancer by blocking its growth through stem cells.

“We now know that the cancer basically talks with the blood vessels and attracts the stem cells out of the blood vessel and into the cancer environment,” Doctor Jatin Patel told 9News.

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