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Contributors

By | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Control ALT, Delete Cancer

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Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway

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In Custody

By | April 1, 2015

Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells

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Mining the Outliers

By | April 1, 2015

Even when a clinical trial fails, some patients improve. What can researchers learn from these exceptional responders?

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Professional Marksman

By | April 1, 2015

Charles Sawyers, who began his research career just as the genetic details of human oncogenes were emerging, codeveloped Gleevec, the quintessential targeted cancer therapy.

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Signaling Resistance

By | April 1, 2015

Activating signaling pathways, rather than individual genes, reveals roles for both growth and dedifferentiation in establishing resistance to cancer treatments.

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The CAR T-Cell Race

By | April 1, 2015

Tumor-targeting T-cell therapies are generating remarkable remissions in hard-to-beat cancers—and attracting millions of dollars of investment along the way.

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The Challenges of Precision

By | April 1, 2015

Researchers face roadblocks to treating an individual patient’s cancer as a unique disease.

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To Each His Own

By | April 1, 2015

Cancer treatment becomes more and more personal.

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Tracking Miracles

By | April 1, 2015

A panel of oncologists discusses cases of exceptional responders, or cancer patients whose tumors disappear after a brief period of chemotherapy.

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