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Share and Compare in Real Time

By and | April 11, 2013

Biotech entrepreneur Stephen Friend shares his thoughts on how cancer researchers can collaborate more effectively to achieve faster progress.

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Immune System Versus Cancer

By | April 10, 2013

Engineering the immune system to overcome tumor evasion strategies was a hot topic at this week’s AACR meeting, with researchers discussing several new approaches.

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Biomedical Researchers Rally for Funds

By | April 10, 2013

Crowds flooded into a Washington, DC, park to protest NIH budget cuts and rally for greater investment in potentially life-saving biomedical research. 

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Exploring the Tumor Neighborhood

By | April 10, 2013

Scientists at this month’s AACR meeting highlighted research on the crucial role of the non-malignant cells that surround tumors in cancer initiation, growth, and response.

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Sequencing Cancer

By | April 9, 2013

This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.

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Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells

By | April 9, 2013

Researchers have genetically engineered a virus that is deadly to chickens and found that it can kill prostate cancer in vitro.

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Week in Review: April 1-5

By | April 5, 2013

Living fossils not so fossilized; Canadian gov’t threatens scientists’ freedom to speak and publish; gene therapy for sensory disorders; an unusual theory of cancer; clues for an HIV vaccine

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Researcher Steals Cancer Data?

By | April 4, 2013

A Chinese researcher in Wisconsin is accused of taking an experimental anti-cancer compound and research data to a university in China.  

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Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff

By | April 3, 2013

Physicist-turned-oncologist Robert Austin argues that cancer is a natural consequence of our rapid evolution.

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Cancer Institute Frustrated with Leadership

By | April 2, 2013

Researchers responding to a survey at MD Anderson Cancer Center report low morale due to their president’s leadership style.

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