Marker Expression in healthy tissue Marks cancer stem cells in
CD19 Broadly on B lymphocytes B cell malignancies
CD20 Broadly on B lymphocytes Melanoma
CD24 Broadly on B cells; neuroblasts Pancreas/lung cancer negative on breast cancer
CD34 Hematopoietic and endothelial progenitors Hematopoietic malignancies
CD38 Multiple stages of B and T cells Negative on AML
CD44 Broadly on many tissues Breast/liver/head and neck/pancreas cancer
CD90 T cells neurons Liver cancer
CD133 Proliferative cells in multiple organs Brain/colorectal/lung/liver cancer
EpCAM/ESA Panepithelial marker Colorectal cancer , pancreatic cancer
ABCB5 Keratinocyte progenitors Melanoma
ABCB5: ATP-Binding Cassette transporter B5; EpCAM: Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule; ESA: Epithelial-Specific Antigen
Table 1: Surface markers used for the identification of CSCs.