Fat Cells Can Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness and Treatment Response

Fat Cells Can Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness and Treatment Response
prostateOncological research on prostate cancer has increased its focus on fat cells and obesity as potential drivers of the disease, which could be used to predict cancer aggressiveness. A study from the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Melbourne and KU Leuven in Belgium, suggests the makeup of lipids in a patient's prostate gland can help predict treatment response. The study is being funded by a $3.25 million three-year Revolutionary Team Award from the Movember Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Obesity is already considered an epidemic in the United States, and has become a gradually worsening global health concern, especially since it can significantly predispose one to serious cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer, such as prostate cancer. Dr. Andrew Hoy from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Medical School explained that while obesity does not directly cause cancer, being obese and developing cancer will increase mor
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