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Dartmouth medical researchers cut cancer’s food supply

William Kinlaw, a Geisel professor of medicine, has been exploring new ways to prevent cancer cells from making the fat they need to grow and spread.

Working with several other researchers, Kinlaw recently completed a clinical trial that shows how treatment with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)—a dietary supplement that is sold in health-food stores and used for weight loss—targets key genes involved in fatty acid synthesis, which may significantly reduce the growth of invasive breast cancer tumors. The results of the trial were published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. According to Kinlaw, this is the first clinical trial to use conjugated linoleic acid as a cancer therapy in patients.

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    YES! Emailed Dr. Kinlaw last month to work in this lab! (fingers crossed) :)
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