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Therapeutic Effectiveness of Anticancer Phytochemicals on Cancer Stem Cells

School of Food Science and Biotechnology (BK21 Plus), Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02135, USA
Department of Food Science and Technology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Korea
Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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Academic Editor: Carmela Fimognari
Toxins 2016, 8(7), 199;
Received: 29 March 2016 / Revised: 17 June 2016 / Accepted: 23 June 2016 / Published: 30 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary and Non-Dietary Phytochemicals and Cancer)
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Understanding how to target cancer stem cells (CSCs) may provide helpful insights for the development of therapeutic or preventive strategies against cancers. Dietary phytochemicals with anticancer properties are promising candidates and have selective impact on CSCs. This review summarizes the influence of phytochemicals on heterogeneous cancer cell populations as well as on specific targeting of CSCs. View Full-Text
Keywords: cancer; cancer stem cells; anticancer; phytochemicals; polyphenols cancer; cancer stem cells; anticancer; phytochemicals; polyphenols

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