Cancer Stem Cell Resistance to Targeted Therapy


Categories: , Tag:

Author(s): Cristina Maccalli, Matilde Todaro, Soldano Ferrone

Series: Resistance to Targeted Anti-Cancer Therapeutics 19

Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-16623-6;978-3-030-16624-3

Description:This book represents an up-dated summary of the state of the art of the characterization of cancer stem cell/ cancer initiating cell (CSC/CIC) properties. An overview of the definition and biological properties of CSCs/CICs as well as the role of these cells in determining the resistance to standard and immune-based therapies is provided. It also discusses limitations in the achievement of a definitive biological characterization of CSCs/CICs due to their high extent of plasticity and heterogeneity that is also mutually driven by the interaction of these cells with the tumor microenvironment. The limitations in targeting CSCs/CICs with immunotherapy are also explained together with explorative combination approaches that could increase the susceptibility of these cells to the recognition by immune cells.

This book is conceived for a broad audience, including students, teachers, scientific experts. The critical revision of available results in terms of immunological profile of CSCs/CICs and the efficacy in targeting these cells by immunological approaches, results in a comprehensive and up to date recapitulation of the field and provides interesting suggestions on how to focus future investigations in order to assess the role of CSCs/CICs as prognostic and predictive biomarkers of responsiveness to therapies for cancer patients.

Stay Connected

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Shopping Cart