Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Carbohydrates and sugars

Updated: October 1st, 2018

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about carbohydrates and sugars.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Tumors show enhanced dependency on glucose and glycolytic pathway. Dwarakanath BS and Huilgol NG. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2009 [cited 2010 Apr 2];5:1.

Why do cancers have high aerobic glycolysis? Gatenby RA and Gillies RJ. Nat Rev Cancer. 2004 Nov;4(11):891-9. Review.

Metabolic changes during carcinogenesis: potential impact on invasiveness. Smallbone K, et al. J Theor Biol. 2007 Feb 21;244(4):703-13.

The glycolytic phenotype in carcinogenesis and tumor invasion: insights through mathematical models. Gatenby RA and Gawlinski ET. Cancer Res. 2003 Jul 15;63(14):3847-54.

Cancer’s sweet tooth: the Janus effect of glucose metabolism in tumorigenesis. Ashrafian H. Lancet. 2006 Feb 18;367(9510):618-21.

Diabetes and Cancer. Gatenby R, Masur, K. (Witten) (eds), Front Diabetes. Basel, Karger, 2008, vol 19, pp 59-70.

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