Researchers find potential route to limiting aggressive cancers

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UW-Madison researchers have found a potential route to limiting aggressive cancers.
“Cancer cells often change their nutrient utilization and energy production, so many efforts are being made to develop drug inhibitors of cancer cell metabolism to starve them,” said Wei Xu, a professor and cancer expert at the UW Carbone Cancer Center and McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. “We have found that inhibiting a chemical modification of a cancer-associated metabolism protein is enough to inhibit the aggressive nature of cancer cells.”
Xu’s lab studies a protein called CARM1 which is associated w...

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