Greedy lung cancer cells slurp up sugar, study finds

If you know someone with lung cancer, this might be something you’ll be interested in looking into.  Some kinds of lung cancer tumors really like sugar, and blocking that sweet tooth might offer a way to treat the disease. The team at the University of Texas at Dallas were looking for simpler ways to tell one kind of cancer cell from another. They discovered that squamous cell tumors — which account for about 25 percent to 30 percent of lung cancer tumors — slurp up more sugar than other types.