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Chemoprevention with the metabolism modifying drugs dichloroacetate and metformin in the Li-Fraumeni Syndrome model, Trp53+/- mice

Blackburn, Anneke; Rooke, Melissa; Li, Yiming; Dahlstrom, Jane; Board, Philip G


BACKGROUND: While genetic testing for familial cancer has excelled, the prevention options for those carrying high risk alleles have not. Altered bioenergetics is now acknowledged as a hallmark of cancer, and several very safe drugs are available that can target this phentoype. Dichloroacetate (DCA) inactivates pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase, resulting in activation of pyruvate dehydrogenase, reduced lactic acid production and increased mitochondrial activity. Metformin, a type 2...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-05-28
Type: Conference poster
Source: Cancer & Metabolism
DOI: 10.1186/2049-3002-2-S1-P10


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