Study Shows Why Many Cancer Cells Need to Import Fat

Columbia and MIT researchers are revealing the surprising reasons why cancer cells are often forced to rely on fat imports, a finding that could lead to new ways to understand and slow down tumor growth.

The research, led by Dennis Vitkup, PhD, associate professor of systems biology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians, and Matthew G. Vander Heiden(link is external and opens in a new window), MD, PhD, director of the Koch Center at MIT, was published June 23 in Nature Metabolism(link is external and opens in a new window).

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