13. Advances in Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer Research

  1. Antonio Giordano1,2,3 and
  2. Marcella Macaluso1
  1. Andrew Puca1,2 and
  2. Antonio Giordano1,2,3

Published Online: 3 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118005743.ch13

Cancer Epigenetics: Biomolecular Therapeutics for Human Cancer

Cancer Epigenetics: Biomolecular Therapeutics for Human Cancer

How to Cite

Puca, A. and Giordano, A. (2011) Advances in Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer Research, in Cancer Epigenetics: Biomolecular Therapeutics for Human Cancer (eds A. Giordano and M. Macaluso), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118005743.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

  3. 3

    Oncology Research Centre of Mercogliano (CROM), Avellino, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

  3. 3

    Oncology Research Centre of Mercogliano (CROM), Avellino, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471710967

Online ISBN: 9781118005743

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Keywords:

  • stem cell therapy advances, and cancer research - stem cells, isolated from embryonic, fetal and adult tissues;
  • cancer stem cells (CSC) field - a cause for optimism, and reliable cancer therapies in the future;
  • regulatory pathways and therapeutic challenges - proteins, self-renewal and apoptosis balance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells

  • Major Examples of Human Stem Cells and Therapeutic Applications

  • Cancer Stem Cells

  • Identification of Cancer Stem Cells in Hematopoietic and Solid Tumors

  • Innovative Cancer Stem Cell Therapies

  • Regulatory Pathways and Therapeutic Challenges

  • Polycomb Family

  • Summary

  • References