Could cancer be treated by the flip of a switch? According to research in the journal Nature Materials, it might not be that far off.
Scientists are getting closer to figuring out pathways that help cancer cells grow and divide. It is called the LKB1-AMPK pathway, and it leads to prolonged tumour cell survival.
There are many interesting theories about how and why cancer spreads, but several look at what are called the ‘switch theory’.