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Personalized treatment for cancer must confront the problem of tumor heterogeneity, and of identifying the critical changes that determine tumorigenicity. Lukas Sommer argues in his Open questions contribution that developmental processes can provide important clues, especially for melanoma.
Commenting on research in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Charles Davis and colleagues discuss what plants' chloroplasts have told us about their evolution, and how we need to move into the nucleus to learn more in future.
Elio Riboli, who has a long and distinguished career in the epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases, explains in an interview for BMC Biology what we know about the influence of diet on cancer, and how our understanding has changed in the last few years.
The panel discussion at the BMC conference on Metabolism diet and disease this year will be on whether cancer can be prevented by diet. Lew Cantley, who will speak at the conference and participate in the panel discussion, explains in an interview for BMC Biology how cancer and metabolism converged in his research, and why we should be very afraid of fructose and artificial sweeteners
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From the blog
- 04 February 2014
- Cancer and diet – what you eat, or how much?
- 03 February 2014
- Cancer, metabolism and the wisdom of Lewis Cantley on fructose
Journal of Biology
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