Study finds cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant

Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a state that bears similarity to certain kinds of senescence, a type of “active hibernation” that enables them to weather the stress induced by aggressive treatments aimed at destroying them, according to a new study by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine (including Dr. Ari Melnick, former Gabrielle’s Angels grantee). These findings have implications for developing new drug combinations that could block senescence and make chemotherapy more effective. For more details about this important discovery, click here