Scientists discovered that healthy epithelial cells recognize their precancerous neighbors via the expression of proteins normally only found on immune cells. The proteins that mediate this recognition between healthy and precancerous cells provide a potential new therapeutic avenue for treating cancer.
There are now more cancer treatment options than ever before. However, almost all of them face the same major challenge: eventually, they stop working. There are several unique ways in which cancer cells evade death. Now, scientists are inventing new technologies to target these mechanisms and overcome resistance.