Kristen Kellar

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Northwestern researchers are developing “NanoFlares” that can release a fluorescent signal when they detect cancer stem cells.

Cancer stem cells are thought to be one of the reasons that tumors grow and sometimes return, and they are resistant to chemotherapy.

Researches received a grant two years ago from the National Cancer Institute to study a new way of detecting cancer stem cells in the blood stream.