Cancer Connections Everywhere | February 15, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Issue Date: February 15, 2010

Cancer Connections Everywhere

Researchers worldwide are studying the many links between cancer and metabolism
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: cancer cells, glucose

In the 1920s, German biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg noticed a metabolic quirk in cancer cells—they break down glucose via an oxygen-free metabolic pathway, regardless of whether oxygen is available.

Today, a reinvigoration of Warburg's ideas is afoot, and it is a harbinger of a larger effort to determine the relationships between metabolism and cancer. Indeed, that multifaceted relationship will be the topic of an upcoming Keystone symposium in March. And just last week, pharmaceutical . . .

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