Neuroscientist partners with ecologist to outsmart cancer

A new study led by UF neuroscientist Brent Reynolds, Ph.D., is the latest step in identifying “cancer stem cells” — cells that initiate and drive long-term tumor growth — in medulloblastoma, a prevalent childhood cancer.

Identifying and targeting those cells may be important for better treatment outcomes, said Reynolds. The new study, published Jan. 18 in the journal PLOS One, identifies cancer stem cells in a mouse model through the expression of a combination of cell surface markers.

Click here to read the article in PLOS One


Learn more about Dr. Reynolds’ research and “eco-oncology” collaboration in this brief video: