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Cancer Stem Cells

Theories and Practice

Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice does not 'boldly go where no one has gone before!' Rather, Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice boldly goes where the cutting edge of research theory meets the concrete challenges of clinical practice. Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice is firmly grounded in the latest results on cancer stem cells (CSCs) from world-class cancer research laboratories, but its twenty-two chapters also tease apart cancer's vulnerabilities and identify opportunities for early detection, targeted therapy, and reducing remission and resistance.

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Cancer Stem CellsTheories and PracticeEdited by Stanley Shostak

Published: March 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/582

ISBN: 978-953-307-225-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6426-5

Copyright year: 2011

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81086 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Dark Side of Cellular Plasticity: Stem Cells in Development and Cancer

By Fernando Abollo-Jimenez, Elena Campos-Sanchez, Ana Sagrera, Maria Eugenia Muñoz, Ana Isabel Galan, Rafael Jimenez and Cesar Cobaleda


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2. From where do Cancer-Initiating Cells Originate?

By Stéphane Ansieau, Anne-Pierre Morel and Alain Puisieux


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3. Connections between Genomic Instability and Cancer Stem Cells

By Linda Li, Laura Borodyansky and Youxin Yang


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4. Cancer Stem Cells as a Result of a Reprogramming-Like Mechanism

By Carolina Vicente-Dueñas, Isabel Romero-Camarero, Teresa Flores, Juan Jesús Cruz and Isidro Sanchez-Garcia


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5. Breast Cancer Stem Cells

By Marco A. Velasco-Velázquez, Xuanmao Jiao and Richard G. Pestell


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6. Glioma Stem Cells: Cell Culture, Markers and Targets for New Combination Therapies

By Candace A. Gilbert and Alonzo H. Ross


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7. Cancer Stem Cells in Lung Cancer: Distinct Differences between Small Cell and Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas

By Koji Okudela, Noriyuki Nagahara, Akira Katayama, Hitoshi Kitamura


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8. Prostate and Colon Cancer Stem Cells as a Target for Anti-Cancer Drug Development

By Galina Botchkina and Iwao Ojima


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9. Importance of Stromal Stem Cells in Prostate Carcinogenesis Process

By Farrokh Asadi, Gwendal Lazennec and Christian Jorgensen


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10. Cancer Stem Cells and Their Niche

By Guadalupe Aparicio Gallego, Vanessa Medina Villaamil, Silvia Díaz Prado and Luis Miguel Antón Aparicio


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11. The Stem Cell Niche: The Black Master of Cancer

By Maguer-Satta Véronique


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12. Cancer Stem Cells Promote Tumor Neovascularization

By Yi-fang Ping, Xiao-hong Yao, Shi-cang Yu, Ji Ming Wang and Xiu-wu Bian


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13. Potential Signaling Pathways Activated in Cancer Stem Cells in Breast Cancer

By Noriko Gotoh


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14. Signalling Pathways Driving Cancer Stem Cells: Hedgehog Pathway

By Vanessa Medina Villaamil, Guadalupe Aparicio Gallego, Silvia Díaz Prado and Luis M. Antón Aparicio


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15. MicroRNAs: Small but Critical Regulators of Cancer Stem Cells

By Jeffrey T. DeSano, Theodore S. Lawrence and Liang Xu


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16. MicroRNAs and Cancer Stem Cells in Medulloblastoma

By Massimo Zollo, Immacolata Andolfo and Pasqualino De Antonellis


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17. The Rocky Road from Cancer Stem Cell Discovery to Diagnostic Applicability

By Paola Marcato and Patrick W. K. Lee


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18. Drugs that Kill Cancer Stem-like Cells

By Renata Zobalova, Marina Stantic, Michael Stapelberg, Katerina Prokopova, Lanfeng Dong, Jaroslav Truksa and Jiri Neuzil


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19. Cancer Stem Cells as a New Opportunity for Therapeutic Intervention

By Victoria Bolós, Ángeles López and Luis Anton Aparicio


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20. Targeting Signal Pathways Active in Leukemic Stem Cells to Overcome Drug Resistance

By Miaorong She and Xilin Chen


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21. Cancer Stem Cells and Chemoresistance

By Suebwong Chuthapisith


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22. Cancer Stem Cells in Drug Resistance and Drug Screening: Can We Exploit the Cancer Stem Cell Paradigm in Search for New Antitumor Agents?

By Michal Sabisz and Andrzej Skladanowski


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