CMST COST Action CM1106 - Chemical Approaches to Targeting Drug Resistance in Cancer Stem Cells (STEMCHEM), 2012-2016

This COST Action aims to unite researchers with expertise in rational drug design and the medicinal chemistry of synthetic and natural compounds with biomedical investigators dedicated to the understanding the mechanisms governing drug resistance in cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells (CSC) are a subpopulation of cells within tumors that exhibit enhanced tumor-initiating attributes and are a major contributing factor to current cancer therapy failure. The CSC phenotypic state comprises distinct molecular and functional differences that underpin resistance to current treatments and the unique ability spread and to seed new tumors throughout the body. This insight necessitates an entirely new approach to cancer drug development to effectively target tumor CSCs. Through exchange of information, experience and expertise, researcher mobility and fostering new collaboration between chemistry and biology groups, the Action endeavours to develop new, effective methods for identifying novel compounds and drug candidates that target drug-resistant cancer stem cells.

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Dr. Milica Pešić

Адреса

Булевар деспота Стефана 142
11060 Београд
Србија

Контакт

Телефон: +381 11 20 78 300
Факс: +381 11 27 61 433
Е-маил: ibiss@ibiss.bg.ac.rs

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