Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors

October 21, 2004 | Source: KurzweilAI

A team of neurosurgeons and scientists from Italy is looking into whether stem cells derived from a brain tumor patient’s own skin can be used to fight the tumors, which has been attempted successfully in mice.

The researchers successfully grew stem cells from skin samples of adult patients with brain tumors.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons news release