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Cancer’s Thieving Ways

Mitochondria are essential for tumour growth, not for energy production but to enable cancer cells to synthesise nuclear DNA. Wire_man/Adobe

Mitochondria are essential for tumour growth, not for energy production but to enable cancer cells to synthesise nuclear DNA. Wire_man/Adobe

By Jiri Neuzil, Lanfeng Dong & Mike Berridge

Shutting down the mechanisms that enable developing tumours to steal mitochondria from the cells around them opens the way to a broad-spectrum treatment for a vast array of cancers.

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