Colon Cancer May Yield To Cellular Sugar Starvation

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 02:35 in Health & Medicine

Scientists have discovered how two cancer-promoting genes enhance a tumor's capacity to grow and survive under conditions where normal cells die. The knowledge, they say, may offer new treatments that starve cancer cells of a key nutrient -- sugar. However, the scientists caution that research does not suggest that altering dietary sugar will make any difference in the growth and development of cancer.

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