The cancer metabolism dogma is re-examined in a new study
Scientists from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCLA, have found that squamous-cell skin cancers don’t require more glucose to fuel their growth and development. This is contrary to long-held beliefs about cancer metabolism.
These findings may lead to a better understanding cancer’s metabolic needs, and could also help develop more effective treatments for epithelial and squamous-cell cancers.
Nature Communications published the research led by Heather Christofk, Bill Lowry and Bill Lowry.