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Studying Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cell Characteristics for Developing New Treatment Strategies
 

Studying Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cell Characteristics for Developing New Treatment Strategies

Article doi: 10.3791/52801
June 20th, 2015

Summary June 20th, 2015

Pancreatic cancer stem cells (CSCs) can be expanded in vitro using the anchorage-independent sphere culture technique, which represents a powerful tool to study CSC biology and can serve as the first step to develop novel CSC-targeting therapies. Here the methodology for expanding, analyzing and targeting of pancreatic CSCs is provided.

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