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Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

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By: Tim Newman From: medicalnewstoday.com By focusing on how cancer stem cells metabolize, researchers may have uncovered a new way to defeat them: by attacking their energy supply. Drug resistance is a sizable problem for cancer treatment. Medications that might initially work will soon become ineffective. Scientists from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in Ann Arbor are focusing on how cancer stem …

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Cartilage protein may contribute to the development of breast cancer

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Source: Lund University From: sciencedaily.com The protein COMP, which mainly exists in cartilage, can also be found in breast cancer tumors in patients with a poor prognosis, research shows. Studies on mice also showed that COMP contributed to the development and metastasis of the breast cancer. Research from Lund University in Sweden shows that the protein COMP, which mainly exists …

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Study explains control of cell metabolism in patient response to breast cancer drugs

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From: Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institure Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford- Burnham) have discovered a mechanism that explains why some breast cancer tumors respond to specific chemotherapies and others do not. The findings highlight the level of glutamine, an essential nutrient for cancer development, as a determinant of breast cancer response to select anticancer therapies, and identify a marker …

Sanford-Burnham researchers identify new target for melanoma treatment

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by Patrick Bartosch Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) today announced the discovery that a gene encoding an enzyme, phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1), plays an essential role in the development and progression of melanoma. The finding offers a new approach to treating this life-threatening disease. The team of researchers, led by Ze’ev Ronai, Ph.D., professor and scientific director of Sanford-Burnham …