Recent News: Cancer Metabolism

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Feature

Beyond Sugar: What Cancer Cells Need to Grow

While sugar gets most of the attention as a cancer fuel, other nutrients can be equally important.

a cartoon of a cancer cell spooning glutamine from a jar

In The Lab

Starving Cancer Stem Cells Could Be the Trick to Treating Glioblastoma, Study Finds

MSK researchers have identified a compound that kills glioblastoma cells using a mechanism that’s completely different from earlier treatments.

Enhanced MRI of a glioblastoma

Finding

Cancer Cells Eat Fat to Grow and Spread

Research conducted in zebrafish shows that melanoma cells have an affinity for fat, and that eating it makes them more aggressive.

Large cells filled with yellow-colored fat

In the Lab

Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer

The online resource will serve as a benchmark for researchers studying metabolism and cancer.

abstract red and blue lines suggestive of metabolic pathways

Feature

Turning to Bacteria for Cancer Clues

Approaches used for research into the social lives of bacteria can also be used to explore how tumors behave and evolve.

Pictured: Macrophage & Tumor Cells

In the Lab

Studies Show How Certain Gene Mutations May Promote Cancer

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering studies provide new clues about genetic mutations that affect cell behavior and play a role in several types of cancer.

Pictured: Timothy Chan