Colorectal cancers consist of two different cell types that may substitute each other
Colon cancer evades treatment by switching cell type - cancer science news

Late stage colon cancer is difficult to treat, and now scientists now why. Colon cancers consist of two different cell types, and treatment is directed against only one of them. The untreated cells continue to proliferate and the cancer keeps on growing. The researchers suggest to target both cell types for more effective treatment of colorectal cancer.

Read the full story: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Scientific publication: Journal of Experimental Medicine