Scientists have used a combination of drugs to target cancer stem cells that cause the disease to spread. This had led to a breakthrough in the battle against breast cancer.
Current treatments kill only the surface cells in a breast tumour, but scientists now say they can destroy the root, the Mirror reported.
They hope that the findings, revealed ahead of World Cancer Day, can be used to help women with advanced and aggressive cancers.
Targeting cancer stem cells takes us a step closer to better clinical options for those with the disease, said Dr Rob Clarke, of Manchester University.