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Monday Lunch Live with A/Prof Jeff Holst

Monday Lunch Live with A/Prof Jeff Holst

New cancer treatment to ‘starve’ tumour cells

In order to grow, cancer cells become dependent on an increased uptake of nutrients - metabolising them to provide the necessary building blocks for new cells. Cutting off their nutrient supply then, offers us the potential to starve tumours to death. Over the past decade, A/Prof Holst and his team, have shown how some cancer cells are upping their amino acid intake by increasing the expression of three distinct amino acid transporters – transporters that could be targeted to trigger tumour death.

A/Prof Jeff Holst, Faculty, ACRF Centenary Cancer Research Centre, Centenary Institute, will present on the current mechanistic studies of these transporters, as well as the development of novel inhibitors and the opportunity cancer metabolism offers as a therapeutic target.

Light lunch served from 12.30pm

Presentation: 1pm- 2pm

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