Scientific Sessions

Cancer & Stem Cell Therapy

The concept of the cancer stem cell (CSC) is “Tumour cells are heterogeneous which contain a majority of cells are non/poorly tumorigenic, and a small subset of CSCs.” The cscs can be functionally distinguished from other populations by their ability to reconstitute a differentiated tumour upon transplantation into an immune compromised mouse. Based on this model, csc specific therapies are proposed in combination with conventional chemotherapies to kill both csc and other differentiated populations and prevent subsequent relapse.