On Cancer: 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

Finding

DeepPET Uses Artificial Intelligence to Generate Images of the Body’s Internal Activities

MSK researchers are developing a new image-generation method for PET scans. It may prove to be quicker and clearer than current scans.

Three sets of PET images

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

In the Lab

Research Reveals How Sleeping Cancer Cells Wake Up

MSK investigators are studying how dormant cancer cells can become reactivated after remaining hidden in the body for years.

A micrograph image of breast cancer cells.

Finding

Study Uncovers Hidden Risk for Breast Cancer in Some Women

Research has shown that a condition called metabolic obesity can increase the risk of breast cancer — and possibly other health problems as well.

Doctor comforting patient

Q&A

No Sugar, No Cancer? A Look at the Evidence

A lot has been written about the relationship between sugar and cancer. Most of it is wrong.

photo of sugary foods like candy, donuts, and cupcakes

Feature

After Years of Neglect, Cancer Biologists Return to a Forgotten Field: Metabolism

Scientists are dusting off their biochemistry textbooks in the hunt for clues to cancer.

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