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Pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy nearly doubles survival rates and shrinks tumors in some individuals.

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Image of the Day: Morphing Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 27, 2018

By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.  

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The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.

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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 15, 2016

Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.

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Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 3, 2016

Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 

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CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2016

Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.

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AACR Releases Tobacco Report

By Jef Akst | April 7, 2014

Researchers and regulators reflect on the progress that has been made in preventing tobacco-related disease in the 50 years since the publication of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report. 

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Catalyzing Lung Cancer Research

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

March 2013 Scientist to Watch Emily Scott explains her work on a lung enzyme that interacts with nicotine and may serve as a drug target.

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Is Cannabis Really That Bad?

By Sabrina Richards | January 23, 2013

Though some studies point to negative consequences of pot use in adolescents, data on marijuana’s dangers are mixed.

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Waking Cancer Cells

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.

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