Artist’s conceptual depiction of a pancreatic cancer cell’s mitochondria interacting with glutamine when enhanced glutamine metabolism contributes to cancer’s progression.

A team led by Frank McCormick, Ph.D., FRS, D.Sc. (Hon), RAS National Program Advisor at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and professor emeritus at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has found a new vulnerability in pancreatic cancer and revealed a potential strategy for combating one of the most treatment-resistant malignancies.

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