Examining metabolic therapy for brain cancer

Metabolic oncology is a relatively new area of cancer research and has the potential to offer new insights into cancer cells’ molecular flexibility, new biomarkers and even targeted therapies. “Metabolism” in this context refers to the metabolic activity inside cancer cells, not the rate at which the body processes energy from food.
Cancer cells are hungry. To feed their rapid growth and division, their metabolism changes. Moreover, they use sugar (glucose) in a different way to normal cells.

The animation below, created by Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, explores the key aspects of the altered metabolism in cancer cells and explains how these can be exploited for the development of new anticancer strategies.

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Scrambler therapy, new way to treat pain

Scrambler therapy to treat pain

By scrambling the information injured nerves send to the brain, this new form of therapy reduces the amount of pain sensation patients experience, particularly those suffering from chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.   In this video, Salahadin Abdi, Ph.D., M.D., explains the science behind this technique.

Popular Foods Causing Cancer – Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.

Some of your favorite food products contain ingredients known to cause cancer.

Check these statistics: The American Cancer Society now reports that your chances of getting cancer are one in two for men and one in three for women. But doctors say 50 percent of all cancer deaths could’ve been prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet.

Source: Popular Foods Causing Cancer – Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.

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