Cancer Stem Cells and Combination Therapies to Eradicate Them

Author(s): Qi Tang, Dan Yin, Yao Wang, Wenxuan Du, Yuhan Qin, Anni Ding, Hanmei Li*.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 26 , Issue 17 , 2020

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Cancer stem cells (CSCs) show self-renewal ability and multipotential differentiation, like normal stem or progenitor cells, and which proliferate uncontrollably and can escape the effects of drugs and phagocytosis by immune cells. Traditional monotherapies, such as surgical resection, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, cannot eradicate CSCs, however, combination therapy may be more effective at eliminating CSCs. The present review summarizes the characteristics of CSCs and several promising combination therapies to eradicate them.

Keywords: CSCs, combination therapy, nanoparticle, photothermal therapy, gene therapy, chemotherapy.

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Year: 2020
Page: [1994 - 2008]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200406083756
Price: $65

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