Prostate cancer stem cell and drug resistance

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Cancer tissues are comprised of cell population including a variety of cells, such as stem cell-like cancer cells, upon which a hierarchical society is constructed. This hypothesis has been applied not only to leukemia, in which the hypothesis was first experimentally confirmed, but also to solid cancers. Recent topics shed light on the modified heterogeneity by various treatments which evolve disease progression. In prostate cancer, the identification of cancer stem cells using surface markers and the relationship with prostate origin are of current interest. This article reviews studies related to the development of prostate cancer and introduce recent progress of our project, focusing on cancer stemness and drug resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalNihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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