Joseph Pogson

November 2015

My research project explores an understudied aspect of breast cancer, namely its metabolism.

The cancer research community recognizes that research on cancer metabolism holds great promise for breast cancer patients. Indeed, research on cancer metabolism has already benefitted cancer patients. The discovery that many cancer cells display a strong dependence on glucose for their growth is currently exploited in the clinic to image tumors using an analog of glucose (fluorodeoxyglucose) when performing FGD-PET scan.