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Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the sixth most common cancer

type worldwide, accounts for more than 630,000 new cases and 350,000 deaths

annually. Drug-resistance and tumor recurrence are the most

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the sixth most common cancer

type worldwide, accounts for more than 630,000 new cases and 350,000 deaths

annually. Drug-resistance and tumor recurrence are the most challenging problems

in head and neck cancer treatment. It is hypothesized that a very small fraction

of stem-like cells within HNSCC tumor, called cancer stem cells (CSCs), is

responsible for tumor initiation, progression, resistance and recurrence. It has also

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    • Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2017

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