The New York Academy of Sciences
Cancer Metabolism and Signaling
Posted August 03, 2018
The study of cancer metabolism is one of the oldest areas of research in cancer biology. Tumors reprogram metabolic and signaling pathways to acquire nutrients, balance oxidative stress and support cell survival. These metabolic changes are considered a hallmark of cancer and they are observed across many types of cancer cells. Recently, metabolites have been shown to play an important role in initiating and advancing tumorigenesis. A better understanding of how malignant cells exploit metabolic pathways to foster their growth, proliferation, and metastasis, can help create new therapeutic strategies. Scientists came together to discuss the intersection between cancer cell metabolism, signaling, and therapeutic interventions on May 24, 2018 at the Cancer Metabolism and Signaling meeting hosted by the Cancer Discussion Group at the New York Academy of Sciences.