Cardiff University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute is leading the way in using stem cell research to develop new cancer therapies.
The Institute offers a state-of-the-art research environment for world-leading specialist researchers, senior academics, research fellows and postgraduate students to interact. It is a hub of research excellence in targeting cancer.
There is growing evidence that cancer stem cells are crucial to the formation of tumours. By selectively eliminating the cancer stem cells within a tumour, rather than attacking all of the tumour cells, it should be possible to treat cancer more effectively.
However, there is so much more we need to learn about cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells have already been shown to be capable of initiating leukaemia, and work at the Institute shows they also play a role in the onset of skin cancer. However, the situation with other types of cancer is much less clear.
Find out more about the work the Institute is doing on breast cancer research.
Find out more about the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.