Breast cancer cells adapt to environmental stress

Researchers have discovered a new aspect of “metabolic transformation”, the process whereby tumour cells adapt and survive under conditions that would kill normal cells.

Breast cancer cells can thrive when deprived of their usual diet of glucose (sugar) and oxygen by turning to fatty acids for energy generation.

The discovery will enable the development of targeted therapies to block cancer cells from adapting to environmental challenges.

Read more at University Health Network/newswise