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Tumour microenvironment factors shaping the cancer metabolism landscape

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journal contribution
posted on 2021-08-17, 11:21 authored by Dimitrios Anastasiou
Cancer cells exhibit metabolic alterations that distinguish them from healthy tissues and make their metabolic processes susceptible to pharmacological targeting. Although typical cell-autonomous features of cancer metabolism have been emerging, it is increasingly appreciated that extrinsic factors also influence the metabolic properties of tumours. This review highlights evidence from the recent literature to discuss how conditions within the tumour microenvironment shape the metabolic character of tumours.