Oncology & Cancer

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs in study

Glutamine supplements can suppress reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in mice and guinea pigs, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research was conducted by scientists ...

Oncology & Cancer

Are tumor cells glutamine addicts?

Most cancers require large amounts of glutamine for rapid growth and there are numerous studies indicating that they cannot survive without it, a phenomenon termed "glutamine addiction". This has fueled the idea that preventing ...

Oncology & Cancer

The importance of the glutamine metabolism in colon cancer

The importance of glutamine was made clear as a colon cancer specific metabolism. It is known that glutamine metabolism is important for pancreatic cancer, but the importance of glutamine metabolism for colon cancer has been ...

Oncology & Cancer

New prostate cancer treatments could target metabolism

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the U.S. The challenge with prostate cancer is that the standard treatment methods in the advanced stage ...

Oncology & Cancer

Starving cancer instead of feeding it poison

A patent application for a drug that could destroy the deadly childhood disease known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia—and potentially other cancers as well—has been submitted by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, ...

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