Targeting fat to treat cancer

A novel cancer treatment has been developed that halts fat synthesis in cells, stunting tumors, report researchers. Cells create their own fat molecules to build their plasma membranes and other critical structures. The researchers have found a way to obstruct this instrumental process to stifle cancer’s growth. Like halting the delivery of supplies to a construction site, the approach stalls the molecular building blocks cancer needs to grow….

A novel cancer treatment has been developed that halts fat synthesis in cells, stunting tumors, report researchers. Cells create their own fat molecules to build their plasma membranes and other critical structures. The researchers have found a way to obstruct this instrumental process to stifle cancer’s growth. Like halting the delivery of supplies to a construction site, the approach stalls the molecular building blocks cancer needs to grow….