Cancer Stem Cells: New Horizons in Cancer Therapies

  • Surajit Pathak
  • Antara Banerjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh, Asmita Samadder, Santu Kumar Saha
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gautham Chengizkhan, Bharti Bisht, Sridhar Muthusami, Muralidharan Anbalagan, Ilangovan Ramachandran, R. Ileng Kumaran
    Pages 15-50
  4. Namasivayam Nalini, Bichandarkoil Jayaram Pratima
    Pages 51-67
  5. Sudeep Bose, Valentina Sain, Sartaj Khurana, Rajat Gupta
    Pages 69-85
  6. Shreetama Bandyopadhayaya, Chandi C. Mandal
    Pages 87-109
  7. Monica Piccione, Rosa Di Liddo
    Pages 111-124
  8. Upasna Reddy, Raaghav Sen, Swathi Kaliki, Jaganmohan R. Jangamreddy
    Pages 125-136
  9. Gautham Chengizkhan, Natarajan Bhaskaran, R. Ileng Kumaran, Ilangovan Ramachandran
    Pages 137-154
  10. Sudeep Bose, Sartaj Khurana, Shrey Ashley Philip
    Pages 155-166
  11. Devaraj Ezhilarasan, R. Ileng Kumaran, Ilangovan Ramachandran, Santosh Yadav, Muralidharan Anbalagan
    Pages 167-184
  12. Sambhavi Bhagavatheeswaran, Anandan Balakrishnan
    Pages 185-196
  13. L. Lizha Mary, M. Vasantha Kumar, R. Satish
    Pages 197-221
  14. Janani Gopi, Madhumala Gopinath, Xiao-Feng Sun, Surajit Pathak, Antara Banerjee
    Pages 223-239
  15. Tanu Sharma, Chandi C. Mandal
    Pages 241-256
  16. Manash K. Paul, Vijay R. Marati, Yuvaraj Sambandam, Lurdes Queimado, Gautam Chaudhuri, Ilangovan Ramachandran et al.
    Pages 273-312
  17. Koyeli Girigoswami, Pragya Pallavi, Agnishwar Girigoswami
    Pages 313-337
  18. Ying Yang, Chao Tian, Wen-Jian Meng
    Pages 339-369

About this book


This book discusses the recent developments in the therapeutic implications of cancer stem cells for the effective diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of cancer.

It summarizes the various stem cells of common cancers including colon, pancreas, lungs, prostate, melanoma, and glioblastoma, and reviews the potential role of cancer stem cells in tissue aggressiveness, examining the functional contribution of cancer stem cells in the establishment and recurrence of cancerous tumors. Further, it explores the potential of cancer stem cells as novel therapeutic targets for the treatment and prevention of tumor progression.

The book also discusses the various approaches for detecting, isolating, and characterizing different cancer stem cells and signaling pathways that control their replication, survival, and differentiation. Lastly, it explores the key features and mechanisms of drug resistance, chemo-resistance, and radio-resistance in cancer stem cells to improve therapeutic rationale.


Cancer stem cells Cancer therapy Surface markers Therapeutic implications Drug resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Surajit Pathak
    • 1
  • Antara Banerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Allied Health SciencesChettinad Academy of Research and EducationChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Allied Health SciencesChettinad Academy of Research and EducationChennaiIndia

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