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New ways identified to drain cancer’s ‘fuel tank’

are particularly difficult to eradicate and are at the heart of why it is so hard to more effectively treat patients, as the post-treatment survival of stem cells drives tumour recurrence, the systemic spread of and, ultimately, treatment failure.

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This image shows floating mammospheres containing stem cells.

Credit: The University of Manchester

Source

The work presented in the paper, ‘Mitochondria as new therapeutic targets for eradicating : Quantitative proteomics and functional validation via MCT1/2 inhibition’ was funded by and and was published in the journal Oncotarget.

University of Manchester