Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers
Samples of messenger RNA data – transcriptomic data –were analysed from several types of cancers.
Results found that a long-term lack of oxygen in cells may be a key driver of cancer growth.
This contradicts previous research that genetic mutations cause cancer growth, with lack of oxygen a contributing factor to cancer development.
Researchers believe this model may explain why many cancers become drug resistant so quickly.Read more at University of Georgia