September 19, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions

3 min read

A new paper in Science by Bert Vogelstein suggests that a good part of cancer is attributable to bad luck. There are so many big questions about cancer. They resonate with me very strongly as a cancer researcher and a cancer survivor myself (more on my cancer story here). What really causes cancer? Why does it feel sometimes like we are struggling so much in the “War on Cancer”? What is the role of stem cells in cancer and are there “cancer stem cells“? …Read More