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Breakthrough as scientists discover deadly brain cancer needs fat to grow | The Independent

Breakthrough as scientists discover deadly brain cancer needs fat to grow | The Independent

For decades, scientists thought they knew what a deadly form of brain tumour needed to grow: sugar.

But now researchers have found that a trick used to culture tissues in the lab had actually been fooling them and what glioma cancer cells actually require is fat.

The discovery has led to an entirely new approach to treating the disease, which could ultimately result in drugs that are able to significantly extend the life of patients.

Source: Breakthrough as scientists discover deadly brain cancer needs fat to grow | Science | News | The Independent