The Unexpected Metabolic Needs for Squamous Skin Cancers: A Study that Reveals the Overturning of Dogma

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.


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