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Targeting cancer’s ‘sweet tooth’ (and other vulnerabilities…)

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University of Huddersfield

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A Public Lecture by Dr Simon Allison, Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology and Pharmacology

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Many cancer cells have a so-called molecular ‘sweet tooth’ - that is they consume lots of sugar (glucose). This is because cancer cells differ from most non-cancer cells in the way they obtain energy from food in order to grow and survive. This is one of a number of metabolic differences between cancer cells and non-cancer cells that could be exploited for the development of targeted therapies that may reduce the side effects associated with many current anti-cancer treatments.

This public lecture will discuss ongoing cancer research at the University of Huddersfield aimed at exploiting fundamental differences between cancer and non-cancer cells and cancer cell molecular vulnerabilities - with the longer term goal of this leading to the development of more selective anti-cancer approaches.

The Lecture begins at 6.30pm with complimentary refreshments served from 6.00.

Venue: Bronte Lecture Theatres

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