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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

October 08, 2018 / Tim Newman

One of the cancer researchers' top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a hot topic among researchers.
These cells are resistant to current treatments and play a significant role in both metastasis and recurrence, which are two of the biggest challenges in cancer treatment.