Scientists slow cancer’s growth

By destroying stem cells that drive tumor’s expansion, melanoma can be controlled

Targeting cancer stem cells

Boston researchers have isolated small population of dangerous cells that initiate melanoma skin cancer- and, for the first time, found a way to halt the growth of these rogue cells. Experts believe that destroying these so-called cancer stem cells is akin to killing the roots of weeds and say attacking them may emerge as one of the most promising ways to treat most types of cancers by injecting special antibody are able to fight melanoma skin cancer.