Advances in cancer research:cancer stem cell Atsushi Hirao 1 1Division of Molecular Genetics, Cancer and Stem Cell Research Program, Cancer Research Institute of Kanazawa University Keyword: 癌幹細胞 , 階層性 , ステムネス pp.433-439
Published Date 2011/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1542102613
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Stem cells are defined by their ability to both produce stem cells, a property known as self-renewal, and to give rise to differentiated progeny. Recent studies have proposed an idea that cancer tissues consist of a stem cell hierarchy. Cancer stem cell research includes several important issues regarding the relationship between cancer and stem cells and provides novel aspects in cancer biology. Understanding molecular mechanisms for supporting "stemness" would contribute to the establishment of novel diagnostics or therapeutics for cancer.

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