Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical

Ten-Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

The Scientist Staff
Apr 1, 2019
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by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

In the long term, findings on what controls the speed of cellular evolution might lead to targeted therapies that delay genetic instability in specific cancer types and prolong human healthy lifespan.

—Harvard University postdoc Miguel C. Coelho writing in a recent Scientific American blog (March 1)

Physicians need to create a visible presence online to dispel the common misbelief that clinical trials are only appropriate for patients who are dying, or for those left without any other treatment options.

Miriam A. Knoll, an oncologist at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, writing in Forbes about using social media to educate the public on trials of new cancer drugs (February 15)

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