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A Connection Between Stem Cells and Cancer?

Bringing us one step closer to a cure

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

A Connection Between Stem Cells and Cancer? (2/14/2007)

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Presentation Video

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What is a cancer stem cell?
  2. How might cancer stem cells' role within a tumor vary?
  3. As research continues, why is it so important for scientists to first further define the function and behavior of normal stem cells?
  4. Do we know yet what makes cancer stem cells so uniquely difficult to kill?
  5. Do our current cancer therapies have any impact on cancer stem cells?

Related Links

U.S. Federal Policy (NIH Stem Cell Information Center)
Use of embryonic stem cells

Stem Cells Key to Cancer? (New York Times)
Hypothesis explains puzzling facts

Colon Cancer Stem Cells ID'ed (The Scientist)
An important piece of the puzzle

Stem Cell Glossary (International Society for Stem Cell Research)
After you learn the terms, visit the "Stem Cell Primer" and watch stem cell movies.

Stem Cell Basics (Stem Cell Information - NIH)
Answers to frequently asked questions about stems properties, types, and potential.

Science in Search of Cures (Stanford School of Medicine)
Stanford leads the way

Cancer Biology (Nature)
Summing up cancer stem cells

Links updated: 26 January 2009

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