This video from Cancer Research UK explains why evolving cancer cells are so hard to tackle.

 But, like every organism, all tumour cells bare the markers of their origin. Cancer Research UK scientists have identified these markers. Could they provide a new way of targeting tumours?  

The study, carried out by Professor Charlie Swanton of the Francis Crick Institute, has shown shared antigens between cancer cells. He said, “We had suspected that the diversity of mutations we see in tumour evolution would be reflected by the antigens present on the cancer cells – but until now we had no proof.”

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