How ’sleeper cells‘ in cancerous tumors can be destroyed

In many metastasized types of cancer, disseminated tumors grow back despite successful chemotherapy. As a research team has now discovered, this is because of isolated cancer cells that survive the chemotherapy due to a phase of dormancy. If these „sleeper cells“ possess specific defects, however, they can be destroyed. This could increase the efficacy of chemotherapy for certain patients. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)