Abstract: Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive malignant solid tumor well-known by early metastasis, local invasion, resistance to standard chemo- and radiotherapy and poor prognosis. Increasing evidence indicates that pancreatic cancer is initiated and propagated by cancer stem cells (CSCs). Here we review the current research results regarding CSCs in pancreatic cancer and discuss the different markers identifying pancreatic CSCs. This review will focus on metastasis, microRNA regulation and anti-CSC therapy in pancreatic cancer.
Keywords: cancer stem cells; pancreatic cancer; signaling pathways; metastasis; CSC-related therapy; microRNAs
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Bao, Q.; Zhao, Y.; Renner, A.; Niess, H.; Seeliger, H.; Jauch, K.-W.; Bruns, C.J. Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers 2010, 2, 1629-1641.
Bao Q, Zhao Y, Renner A, Niess H, Seeliger H, Jauch K-W, Bruns CJ. Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers. 2010; 2(3):1629-1641.
Bao, Qi; Zhao, Yue; Renner, Andrea; Niess, Hanno; Seeliger, Hendrik; Jauch, Karl-Walter; Bruns, Christiane J. 2010. "Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Cancer." Cancers 2, no. 3: 1629-1641.