Melanoma’s ‘safe haven’ targeted for shut-down

13 abril 2015

Melanoma cells become drug resistant by using surrounding healthy cells to provide a ‘safe haven’ from treatment, according to new research. So even if some cancer cells are destroyed, the protected cancer cells may survive — and the disease can recur in a form that is untreatable. Now scientists are focusing on these ‘safe havens’ for future melanoma treatment.