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How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

Do cancer cells turn your body against you?

Cancer cells constantly grow and divide, which means that they need a consistent energy supply. A new study looks at how cancer derives fuel from fat cells and finds a potential mechanism to starve the tumor of its nutrition.

Cancer is an increasingly complex area of study, with every perceivable angle of attack being plumbed by researchers.

Despite millions of hours of experimentation, however, there are still many questions left unanswered.

As we learn more about cancer, it becomes more and more clear that it needs to be approached as a whole-body disease.

For cancer to survive and thrive, it needs to draw energy from the body’s cells and tissues, utilize the circulatory system, and avoid the immune system. Tumors need to work intelligently to sustain their growth and become integrated in the body.

Researchers are now focusing on attacking not just the cancerous cells, but also the systems that tumors rely on to sustain them.

Read on: How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

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