Methylcellulose Based Media

Do you have any idea what methylcellulose based media is all about?  Well I just happened to come across this while doing a research on stem cell.  This is another medium used to detect and quantify the cells in the CFC or colony-forming cell assay.  From what I understand these colony forming cells are being cultured because doctors and scientists believe that they can be the answer to the dreaded cancer.  If you are an ordinary person like me, you're going to find it hard to really understand what's it all about because of the medical terms they used to explain it.  I am just crossing my fingers that whatever they are doing, they do it soon so we will have a cure for cancer.