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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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‘Anti-evolution’ drugs could be the key to finally curing cancer

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By: Lee Bell From: wired.co.uk Cancer researchers are coming together to create a new generation of so-called ‘anti-evolution’ therapies, which they say will combat the disease’s “lethal ability to adapt and evade treatment”. Experts from The Institute of Cancer Research in London teamed up with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and have launched a roadmap for overcoming what they …

Findings point to an “off switch” for drug resistance in cancer

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Salk research points to a potential mechanism for cancer cells’ adaptability Like a colony of bacteria or species of animals, cancer cells within a tumor must evolve to survive. A dose of chemotherapy may kill hundreds of thousands of cancer cells, for example, but a single cell with a unique mutation can survive and quickly generate a new batch of …

A nano ray of hope for breast cancer patients

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Amy Fernandes IIT-B prof finds way to reduce drugs toxicity. Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy may have intensified the debate on breast cancer, but the number of women affected by it only continues to rise. One of the many causes of fatality is the high toxicity of the treatment and the current disability of affected cells to absorb …