Studies of Clonogenic Human Tumor Stem Cells

  • S. E. Salmon
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 80)

Summary

In vitro tissue culture methods for cloning human tumor cells from fresh biopsy samples appear to provide a simple yet quantitative approach to study the biology and chemosensitivity of neoplastic cells which are likely to be responsible for micrometastasis and tumor progression in vivo. Use of this assay technique may provide a useful empirical approach to improve adjuvant therapy of cancer.

Keywords

Agar Lymphoma Estrogen Leukemia Oncol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Salmon
    • 1
  1. 1.Hematology/Oncology Section, Department of Internal Medicine and the Cancer CenterUniversity of Arizona, Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA

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