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Tracking Miracles

By Jef Akst | 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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“Father of Modern Hematology” Dies

By Molly Sharlach | December 17, 2014

Australian researcher Donald Metcalf, whose discoveries transformed cancer treatment, has passed away at age 85.

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Autophagy Revives Dying Cancer Cells

By Kerry Grens | April 7, 2014

Self digestion thwarts self destruction.  

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Week in Review: November 18–22

By Tracy Vence | November 22, 2013

Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”

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Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies

By Tracy Vence | November 21, 2013

Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice fare worse than those with rich gut microbiomes during cancer treatment, two studies show.

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Cancer Drug for Alzheimer’s Disappoints

By Kate Yandell | May 24, 2013

Researchers have been unable to reproduce findings that a cancer drug destroys amyloid beta plaques.

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Chemotherapy Pioneer Dies

By Dan Cossins | May 6, 2013

Emil Frei III, a cancer researcher who in the 1950s combined multiple chemotherapy drugs to treat childhood leukemia, has died at the age of 89.

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Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow

By Tomasz M. Beer | April 1, 2013

Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.

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Contributors

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Making Cancer More Transparent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2013

A decade into the age of genomics, science is generating a flood of data that will help in the quest to eradicate the disease.

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