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SynDevRx, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company leading the development of treatments for obesity-accelerated cancers, today announced a research collaboration with Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s Michaela Reagan, PhD. The collaboration will study the role of MetAP2 in obesity-accelerated growth and metastatic potential of multiple myeloma – a form of cancer that develops in bone marrow. […]
Obesity and type 2 diabetes have both been associated with increased cancer risk and are becoming increasingly prevalent. Metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance and dyslipidemia are associated with both obesity and type 2 diabetes and have been implicated in the obesity-cancer relationship. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed to link obesity and diabetes with cancer […]
Leptin may be a primary mediator of exercise-induced improvements in breast cancer recurrence.
The opportunity to draw upon genetic data from large-scale, international consortia allows for triangulation of evidence using distinct methodological approaches that make orthogonal underlying assumptions and suffer from distinct sources of bias. The findings of our study support a potential causal effect of genetically predicted T2DM and/or fasting insulin levels, rather than genetically predicted fasting […]
“We would expect at some point cancer would overtake vascular disease as a leading cause of death, both in the general population and among people with diabetes,” Song told Healio. “What surprises me most is the magnitude of the gap. If you look at the number for total cancer deaths, it is almost twice as […]
Jim Shanahan from SynDevRx explains why metabo-oncology treatment modalities could be the answer to a rise in metabolic disorders and cancers.
With a global epidemic of obesity and diabetes and their known relationship to cancer, researchers and oncologists are turning their attention to metabolic hormones as promising new targets for cancer treatment.
Patients that are not cured with surgery or radiation are largely treated with endocrine therapies that target androgens or the androgen receptor (AR), a major driver of PCa. In response to androgen deprivation, most PCas progress to castrate resistant PCa. Epidemiological studies suggest that high-fat diets play important roles in PCa progression. Lipid metabolism rewires […]
Obesity has been linked to increased risk for over a dozen different types of cancer, as well as worse prognosis and survival. Over the years, scientists have identified obesity-related processes that drive tumor growth, such as metabolic changes and chronic inflammation, but a detailed understanding of the interplay between obesity and cancer has remained elusive. […]
Endogenous hyperinsulinemia has been proposed as one of the causal factors contributing to the association between obesity, diabetes, and increased cancer risk and mortality. Previous studies have examined the mechanisms through which hyperinsulinemia promotes cancer progression, but it is not understood how hyperinsulinemia contributes to cancer incidence. Disruption of cell polarity is an early event […]