Potential breast cancer treatment: human neural stem cells can target tumors
Despite decades of cancer research, breast cancer remains a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. The second most common cancer in women next only to non-melanoma skin cancer, it’s responsible for about 13.7 percent of yearly cancer deaths of women worldwide and six percent of all yearly cancer deaths, in men and women combined.
And the numbers are rising — breast cancer has significantly increased since the 1970s. Modern lifestyles are largely responsible for the rise in breast cancer — its incidence is lowest in poor countries and highest in rich countries.