Starving tumour cells–a strategy against cancer

Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has participated in a study led by Marcos Malumbres, from CNIO, in which a new anticancer strategy is proposed. Involving the collaboration of researchers from CSIC, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Santiago de Compostela, and the University of Boston (US), the study published yesterday in Nature Cell Biology has had a strong impact in the media.

These researchers propose to induce an increased need for glucose in tumour cells and cutting off the supply of this polysaccharide to kill them, in combination with drugs such as taxol.

See CNIO’s press release