In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers from the US, China, and Japan target colon cancer stem cells using the curcumin analog GO-Y030. The team examined colon cancer stem cells, which are characterized by ALDH-positive and CD133-positive subpopulations. The ALDH+/CD133+ cells showed higher levels of STAT3 than ALDH-negative/CD133-negative colon cancer cells, which suggests that STAT3 is activated in colon cancer, the authors write.

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