Recent News: Cancer Metabolism

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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

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.

a circuit board

Feature

License to Build: New Theory of Cancer Puts Metabolism at Center

MSK researchers are rethinking the relationship between metabolism and cancer, and finding insights in some unexpected places. Your beer glass, for example.

Montage of beer, reproducing cells, and building blocks

Feature

Turning to Bacteria for Cancer Clues

Approaches used for research into the social lives of bacteria can also be used to explore how tumors behave and evolve.

Pictured: Macrophage & Tumor Cells

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Featured Prominently at Major Cancer Research Meeting

Discoveries made at Memorial Sloan Kettering receive recognition at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Pictured: José Baselga

In the Lab

Spongelike Particles Show Promise for Delivering Drugs to Tumors

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are investigating the use of tiny particles that behave like sponges to take in drugs and deliver them to tumors.

Pictured: Jan Grimm

In the Lab

Studies Show How Certain Gene Mutations May Promote Cancer

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering studies provide new clues about genetic mutations that affect cell behavior and play a role in several types of cancer.

Pictured: Timothy Chan