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Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs

By M. Bishr Omary and Theodore S. Lawrence | September 1, 2017

As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.

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Measuring PD-L1 levels was a great start. Now we need to quantify more protein biomarkers, assess the tumor mutational landscape, and examine immune cell signatures, too.

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Pet Scans

By Timothy M. Fan, Amy K. LeBlanc, and Nicola Mason | April 1, 2016

Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.

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Control ALT, Delete Cancer

By Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, and Jeremy D. Henson | April 1, 2015

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

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The Challenges of Precision

By Adam Marcus | April 1, 2015

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

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Overspending on Overhead

By Viviane Callier | February 1, 2015

Federal research dollars are needlessly wasted as scientists spend more and more of their time trying to recoup operational costs.

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Psychiatry: An SOS Call

By Robert E. Becker | May 1, 2014

Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.

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Fighting Cancer with Nanomedicine

By Dean Ho | April 1, 2014

Nanotechnology-based therapeutics will revolutionize cancer treatment.

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The Great Divide

By Didier Schmitt | December 1, 2013

A two-way bridge between science and policy is desperately needed.

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Researchers, Hire Hackers

By Zeke Nierenberg and Martina Steurer-Muller | May 1, 2013

Clinical researchers need programming support to streamline their work, minimize error in the data, and find new trends that can point to better treatments.

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