Scientific Sessions

Emerging trends in cancer stem cells research

Cancer stem cells are a small population of cells within tumors that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into various cell types, contributing to tumor heterogeneity and treatment resistance. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer stem cells is critical for developing new therapies to target them.

Recent advances in cancer stem cell research have shed light on the role of the tumor microenvironment, epigenetic modifications, and signaling pathways in regulating cancer stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Novel therapies targeting these pathways are currently being tested in preclinical and clinical studies.

Moreover, emerging evidence suggests that cancer stem cells may also play a role in metastasis and cancer recurrence, making them an attractive therapeutic target for preventing cancer progression and improving patient outcomes. Therefore, the investigation of cancer stem cells holds significant promise for the development of innovative and effective cancer treatments.