January 22, 2018

Researchers find a way to 'starve' cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine. Their findings, reported in this week in Nature Medicine, lay the groundwork for development of potential “paradigm-shifting” therapies targeting cell metabolism that could be monitored non-invasively by positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging. {read more here}