Stem Cell Reviews

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 211–216

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Cancer Prevention and Therapy


DOI: 10.1007/s12015-008-9037-x

Cite this article as:
Rajan, P. & Srinivasan, R. Stem Cell Rev (2008) 4: 211. doi:10.1007/s12015-008-9037-x


The cancer stem cell hypothesis is an attractive framework within which one may think about cancer initiation, recurrence, and metastasis, and methods to devise treatment strategies for cancers. Although all cancers do not appear to sustain themselves with cancer stem cells, but also through a dominant cell population, creating strategies for cancer treatment which include cancer stem cells as targets seems reasonable. In this perspective we discuss possible strategies for controlling the viability and tumorigenecity of cancer stem cells, and extend our discussion to strategies approaching the prevention of cancer.


Cancer Stem cell Breast Colon Signal transduction Prevention Vaccine Antibody 

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© Humana Press Inc. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Stem Cell ResearchChristian Medical CollegeVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Agni Consulting ServicesSan MarcosUSA