Study Sweetens Connection Between Cancer and Sugar (image) University of Texas at Dallas Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have found that two types of non-small cell lung cancer metabolize glucose -- a type of sugar -- differently. A glucose transporter called GLUT1, shown in green, is much more prevalent in lung squamous cell carcinoma cells (right) in comparison to lung adenocarcinoma cells (left). The findings, published in the online journal Nature Communications, may aid the development of new lung cancer therapies targeted at inhibiting GLUT1. Credit University of Texas at Dallas Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.