Stem Cell Test To Help Treat Bowel Cancer, Durham University and North East England Stem Cell Institute Study Study  
8/20/2008 6:26:42 AM

EurekAlert -- Stem cell scientists have developed a more accurate way of identifying aggressive forms of bowel cancer, which should eventually lead to better treatment and survival rates. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. The UK-led team, headed by scientists from Durham University and the North East England Stem Cell Institute, (NESCI*), studied tissue samples from 700 colorectal (bowel) cancer patients and tracked their progress.