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Leukemia Hijacks Glucose Metabolism By Inducing Insulin Resistance

Leukemia undercuts the ability of normal cells to consume glucose, thus leaving more glucose available to feed its own growth, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study reports. Cancer needs energy to drive its out-of-control growth. It gets energy in the form of glucose, in fact consuming so much glucose that one method for imaging […]

Herpes Virus Linked To Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Babies with a common virus in the herpes family called congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) may have an raised risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), according to new research. The study also suggests the risk is raised further in Hispanic children. It has long been conjectured that infection plays a role in childhood ALL, the most […]