Cancer stem cell models and role in drug discovery

Rohit Duggal, Boris Minev, Angelo Vescovi, Aladar Szalay

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2 Scopus citations


With the cementing of the cancer stem cell (CSC) concept, cancer -biology and cancer drug discovery has attained a new avenue to approach cancer from. Studying the hierarchy of tumor tissue organization and how to inhibit the cell that resides at the very top of this hierarchy has opened up a new branch of tumor biology and given the opportunity to develop novel inhibitors that target cancer. With the -discovery of CSCs in majority of cancer indications there seems to be a universal applicability of the concept. However, the CSC field is still at an early fledgling state and a lot more needs to be done in terms of understanding their emergence, maintenance, role in metastasis and determining the architecture of the tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStem Cells and Human Diseases
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789400728011
ISBN (Print)940072800X, 9789400728004
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014


  • Cancer drug discovery
  • Cancer stem cells
  • CSC detection
  • Glioblastoma
  • Oncolytic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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