Metabolism of Tumours

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IN a recent review1 of the 1939 report of the British Empire Cancer Campaign, Dr. E. Boyland criticizes as “rather misleading” the following statement from the report of this Laboratory: “There appear at the present time to be two main points in which the metabolism of cancer differs from that of most normal tissues. Firstly the ability of cancer cells to form lactic acid persists even when the tissue is respiring, secondly cancer tissue has a respiratory quotient indicating that the oxidation of carbohydrate is abnormal”.

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DICKENS, F. Metabolism of Tumours. Nature 145, 512–513 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145512b0

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