Origin of Cancers

Clinical Perspectives and Implications of a Stem-Cell Theory of Cancer

  • Shi-Ming Tu

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  22. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


The theory of a stem-cell origin of cancer is neither ground breaking nor earth shattering. Many prominent investigators have established the foundation for this concept and performed the vital experiments to support its validity and merit. The purpose of this book is to illustrate how this theory may completely transform our current views and perspectives about cancer.  It is anticipated that the variety of ramifications of a stem-cell origin of cancers will be embraced by the medical research community to bring new treatment modalities to the cancer patient.

"The stem-cell theory of cancer has significant biologic and clinical consequences. Though components remain open to debate the fundamental observations are grounded in scientific experimentation. This text explains the conceptual aspects of cancer stem cells with an emphasis on the implications for our patients."

- Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Series Editor



Heterogeneity Neoplasm Tumors cancer cells diagnosis drug drug resistance immunity metastasis oncology research resistance stem cells treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Shi-Ming Tu
    • 1
  1. 1.M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5967-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5968-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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