Stanford study identifies potential anti-cancer therapy that starves cancer cells of glucose:
Posted Aug 07 2011 10:29pm
Stanford study identifies potential anti-cancer therapy that starves cancer cells of glucose:NCI Cancer Center News
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified a compound that attacks the Achilles’ heel of certain cancer cells by depriving them of their energy source, the sugar glucose... The researchers focused their study on the most common form of kidney cancer in adults, renal cell carcinomas, which constitute almost 2 percent of all cancers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.