Stem Cells in Cancer: Should We Believe or Not?

Editors: Grande, Enrique, Antón Aparicio, Luis (Eds.)

  • Updates the field on stem cells in cancer, providing information on new molecular pathways with new targeted agents currently under investigation
  • Reviews current research in this field of stem cells applied to patients with cancer
  • Presents possible potential future treatment modalities for the management of advanced cancer patients
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About this book

This volume explores the latest developments in a novel area of molecular biology and a hot topic in the field of oncology: cancer stem cells. These chapters from expert contributing authors present concepts such as the universal stem cell, new molecular pathways, new targeted agents, the different roles that cancer stem cells seem to have according to the organ they are placed in, and the future role that targeting cancer stem cells may have in the management of patients in the clinic.

Exploring the latest research including new data from randomized trials, this book examines important proposals over the origin of cancer stem cells such as the possibility that cancer stem cells may arise from mutated stem cells or a fully differentiated cell that may undergo several mutations that drive it back to a stem-like state. The authors consider the role that stem cells seem to have in the onset, development and resistance to classical antitumoral treatments of cancer and discuss possible potential future treatment modalities for the management of advanced cancer patients.

The question, "Are stem cells involved in cancer?" may not have a simple answer, but ongoing investigations, in-depth consideration and a broad spectrum of information can be found in this book, allowing the reader to arrive at his or her own answer.

This book will appeal to researchers in the field of oncology and cancer research and biomedical scientists with an interest in stem cells.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Universal Stem Cell Source: Does It Exist?

    Gallego, Guadalupe Aparicio (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • What Is the Meaning of Notch Pathway and How Can We Selectively Do the Targeting?

    Custodio, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 23-65

  • Hedhehog as a New Paradigm in Cancer Treatment

    Visa, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

  • Wnt Pathway at a Glance: From the Deep of the Crypts to the Current Ways of Targeting

    Barbáchano, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

  • Breast Cancer Stem Cells

    Eroles, Pîlar (et al.)

    Pages 107-126

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8754-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8753-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0323-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cells in Cancer: Should We Believe or Not?
Editors
  • Enrique Grande
  • Luis Antón Aparicio
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8754-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8754-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8753-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0323-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 299
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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