In this article, I had the intention to in the most public manner explain the meaning of various populations of stem cells for cancer initiations and progression. The emphasis was on the impact of stem cells in tumours on diagnosis, prognosis and cancer therapy.
D.10 Educational activitiesCOBISS.SI-ID: [COBISS.SI
The appearance of distant metastasis is the most important cause of death in breast cancer patients. The research on individual tumour cells, found in the blood or/and bone marrow of cancer patients, brings new knowledge on tumour biology and opens up new therapeutic potential in the future. The article described recent knowledge on the methods and possibilities of application of circulating tumour cells (CTC). It concludes with the notion that we could - by targeting specifically the CTC, possibly prevent metastasis. With the vaccine against HER2 and against other important biological pathways we could effect CTC, and theoretically lower the probability of metastasis of CTC ("CTC seeding") and disease relapse.
F.18 Transfer of new know-how to direct users (seminars, fora, conferences)COBISS.SI-ID: 1194619