Erik Ames

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Increasing studies implicate cancer stem cells (CSCs) as the source of resistance and relapse following conventional cytotoxic therapies. Few studies have examined the response of CSCs to targeted therapies, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). We hypothesized that TKIs would have differential effects on CSC populations depending on their mechanism of(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a rare population of cancer cells which have been shown to be capable of resisting conventional therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Their persistence following therapeutic intervention, coupled with their stem like nature, endows these cells with the ability to repopulate the tumor, leading to eventual tumor relapse.(More)
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