Amino acid proline key to promising new treatment strategy for myeloma patients

World Cancer Day, 4 February: Award-winning research on incurable blood cancer Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, led by Eline Menu, have investigated how changes in metabolism contribute to cancer resistance and relapse. They identified the amino acid proline as an important food source for the growth of malignant plasma cells, the hallmark phenomenon in myeloma. Their award-winning research, conducted by doctoral candidate Inge Oudaert, reveals a new potential treatment strategy in the quest for cancer cure.
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