Aug 8, 2016

Cancer cell survival without glucose illucidated

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The main goal of a tumour cell is, above all, to survive, even at the cost of damaging the health of the organism to which it belongs.

To do this, it is equipped with skills that healthy cells do not have, including the ability to continue surviving when glucose levels are very low.

This could be one of the reasons why widely-used anti-angiogenic agents often fail to eliminate cancer, no matter how much they starve it by hindering the development of the blood vessels that provide nutrients in general and glucose in particular.

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