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Cancer Cell Metabolism

Unique features inform new therapeutic opportunities

New York Academy of Sciences

WHAT: Cancer Cell Metabolism: Unique Features Inform New Therapeutic Opportunities

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences

WHY: There has been a resurgence of interest in understanding how metabolic pathways are altered in cancer and how these alterations can be exploited for therapeutic gain. However, because normal cells and cancer cells often require the same energy sources and metabolic pathways, designing metabolism-based cancer therapies without systemic toxicity has proven challenging.

The goal of this meeting is to bring experts together to discuss recent findings suggesting that discrete metabolic pathways and activities are over-utilized in certain cancer contexts, leaving cancer cells selectively vulnerable to specific metabolic interventions. This symposium will highlight insights into tumor metabolism from leaders in the field and explore how this information is being used to design safe and effective, metabolism-targeted therapies.



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