Prostate cancer uses metabolic switch to thrive after hormone therapy

Monday, March 29, 2021
graphic rendering of a prostate

Studying the cellular metabolism of prostate cancer, a team of Duke Health-led researchers identified a key reason hormone therapies eventually fail, while also laying out a way to bypass the problem using an entirely new therapeutic approach.

The findings, published during the week of March 22 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describe how hormone therapies target the androgen receptor to essentially starve tumor cells of a crucial fuel source. 

Read in Duke Health News