Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy.
Retired California dentist Stan Rutner was diagnosed with lung cancer which had metastasized into his brain. The diagnosis had surprised him. He thought he had come down with the flu with a chronic cough. Now 80 years old, Stan was in his late 70s at the time, so coping with orthodox cancer treatments was going to be hard on him. Luckily, he would soon find that marijuana could save him.
A new study reveals how an active component of green tea disrupts the metabolism of cancer cells in pancreatic cancer, offering an explanation for its effect on reducing risk of cancer and slowing its progression. The researchers believe the discovery signals a new approach to studying cancer prevention.