Sunday, January 11, 2009

Yet Another Reason To Delay A Stem Cell Transplant

Like I wasn't already on the fence.

Research shows cell's inactive state is critical for effectiveness of cancer treatment

The basic thrust of the story is that research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has uncovered a possible pathway toward maintaining a cell's quiescence.

Why is that important?

Quiescence is a state that allows bone marrow cells to escape the lethal effects of standard cancer treatments.

Sounds like a leg up to me.

It also sounds like I have more reading and thinking to do.

1 comment:

Stella said...

That's an amazing advance. (If you weren't on the fence, it would mean you weren't paying attention.) I hope you can avoid standard cancer treatment.

Can you get a phone consult with a doctor researching quiescence?