Meditations of an oncology geek

Cancer as a chronic wound?

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Happy Sunday, readers!

The immune system can both destroy and stimulate new growth of tissues. So maybe a little immune-supression could be a good thing? Re-purposing of anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and rapamycin is currently being investigated as a means of both cancer treatment and prevention.

This week’s article summarizes the emerging paradigm of viewing cancer as a wound that never heals.

Plus, I’ll fill you in on what giant stone heads and a wonder drug have in common!

Written by Ryon

March 20th, 2011 at 10:41 am

Posted in Science Blog

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