Hundreds of Alterations and Potential Drug Targets to Starve Cancer Tumors Identified, Columbia University Medical Center Study

Published: Apr 23, 2013

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A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, also identified hundreds of potential drug targets that could cut off a tumor's fuel supply or interfere with its ability to synthesize essential building blocks. The study was published today in the online edition of Nature Biotechnology.

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