Dr Daniel De Carvalho

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Dr Daniel De Carvalho
Tricking cancer stem cells to stop growing

Dr Daniel De Carvalho at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network in Toronto, found something surprising and promising about an anticancer drug that targets colorectal cancer stem cells. The drug tricks the cancer stem cells into responding as if they had been infected with a virus, which limits the cancer cells’ ability to multiply – an approach that may complement new immunotherapies.

Reference: Cell, August 2015