Advances in Cancer Stem Cell Biology

  • Roberto Scatena
  • Alvaro Mordente
  • Bruno Giardina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Oswaldo Keith Okamoto
    Pages 33-43
  3. Jun Dou, Ning Gu
    Pages 45-67
  4. Alfonso Colombatti, Carla Danussi, Eliana Pivetta, Paola Spessotto
    Pages 69-84
  5. Steven W. Lane, David A. Williams
    Pages 85-103
  6. Serdar Korur, Maria Maddalena Lino, Adrian Merlo
    Pages 105-121
  7. Akio Soeda, Mark E. Shaffrey, Deric M. Park
    Pages 123-140
  8. Nuria Rodríguez Salas, Enrique González González, Carlos Gamallo Amat
    Pages 141-154
  9. Ugo Testa
    Pages 155-179
  10. Erica N. Proctor, Diane M. Simeone
    Pages 197-209
  11. Benedetta Bussolati, Giovanni Camussi
    Pages 211-220
  12. Patrizia Bottoni, Bruno Giardina, Roberto Scatena
    Pages 221-238
  13. Roberto Scatena, Patrizia Bottoni, Alessandro Pontoglio, Salvatore Scarà, Bruno Giardina
    Pages 239-266
  14. Andrea Silvestrini, Elisabetta Meucci, Giuseppe Ettore Martorana, Bruno Giardina, Alvaro Mordente
    Pages 267-288
  15. Tobias Schatton, Jennifer Y. Lin, Markus H. Frank
    Pages 301-332
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 333-343

About this book


Advances in Cancer Stem Cell Biology informs the reader about both basic and potential clinical applications of an intriguing subpopulation of cancer cells -defined in different way as cancer stem cells, cancer stem like cells, tumor maintaining cells and so on- which are deeply changing some fundamental aspects of molecular and clinical oncology. This text compiled by leading expert in the field, offers the readers a fundamental understanding about how these cells can contribute to a lot of intriguing and obscure aspects of cancer pathogenesis (i.e., cancer cell dormancy, chemoresistance, local and distant relapses). The Editors and contributing authors proficiently address the effects of cancer stem cells biological activities on the development and progression of cancer. While it remains true that there are no universal truths in cancer, Advances in Cancer Stem Cell Biology opens the discussion that pathophysiology of cancer can usually be associated with and significantly attributed to a particular subpopulation of cancer cells resembling in some molecular activities that of stem cells.


CD133 anaplasia hepatocarcinogenesis heterogeneity metastasis stem cell niche tumorigenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Scatena
    • 1
  • Alvaro Mordente
    • 2
  • Bruno Giardina
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Laboratory MedicineCatholic UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Institute of BiochemistryCatholic UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3., Department of Laboratory MedicineCatholic UniversityRomeItaly

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