West Virginia University researchers are partnering to investigate whether "bioelectric signaling" can be used to treat breast cancer.
Most cancer research focuses on the chemical workings of the body. But how cells communicate electrically may impact cancer too.
Basically, cancer cells are a part of the body, but are mutated, causing tumors. Generally, the body has mechanisms to deal with the mutations, but sometimes the mechanisms fail due to overwork or age or exposure to toxins among other things.