Show: August 12, 2012:
- What danger lies in synthetic drugs?
- Can dim lighting influence your mental health?
- Is the safety of already approved drugs questionable?
- Are reusable shopping bags good for your health?
- What can the increasing number of cancer survivors be attributed to?
- How can stem cells revolutionize cancer treatments?
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How can stem cells revolutionize cancer treatments?
Interview: Michael Clarke, M.D., associate director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.
In his research at the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Michael Clarke, M.D., has isolated a type of cancer cell that is capable of producing new tumors because of its stem-cell-like behavior. This discovery has the potential to change the way certain types of cancer are treated, by targeting only the cancer cells that have the stem-cell-like behavior. Clarke, associate director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and an alumnus of IU, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Cancer Research Day at IUSM. This week on “Sound Medicine,” Clarke shares the background behind the relationship between stem and cancer cells and the aptitude that stem-cell-like cancer cells have for creating better treatments.