Understanding metabolic dependencies and their therapeutic vulnerabilities is key to precision oncology. Malic enzyme 1 (ME1) is frequently overexpressed in cancers with protumorigenic effects. In contrast, consistent loss of ME1 expression in synovial sarcoma compared with other sarcomas indicates a unique ferroptosis liability for precision therapy in this form of cancer.

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