In Cell, Eric Lander and his colleagues report on an approach to screen for compounds that selectively target cancer stem cells. Using that technique, they found that salinomycin, which has "selective toxicity for breast CSCs", leads to a greater than 100-fold reduction in the amount of CSC, as compared to paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer.

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