Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses

Oxygen deprivation can propel tumor growth and spread

cancer cells

OXYGEN DEPRIVATION  Cancer cells (shown in blue) surround a blood vessel (red) in a mouse tumor. Cells on the tumor’s edge are dying, starved of oxygen. But treatments to starve tumors have come up short.

C. Michiels, C. Tellier and O. Feron/Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2016

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