Blood Test Detects Cancer Early, But Has Some Holdups
Blood Test Detects Cancer Early, But Has Some Holdups
The liquid biopsy, which detects cell-free tumor DNA, spotted undiagnosed cancers in some women, but had a greater number of false positives and false negatives.
Blood Test Detects Cancer Early, But Has Some Holdups
Blood Test Detects Cancer Early, But Has Some Holdups

The liquid biopsy, which detects cell-free tumor DNA, spotted undiagnosed cancers in some women, but had a greater number of false positives and false negatives.

The liquid biopsy, which detects cell-free tumor DNA, spotted undiagnosed cancers in some women, but had a greater number of false positives and false negatives.

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Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Breast cancer researcher and oncologist Nancy Davidson discusses what we’ve learned from the first wave of epigenetic trials for breast cancer, and what challenges lie ahead before such therapies reach the clinic.
Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
Emma Yasinski | Apr 2, 2019
A small study finds that the tiny extracellular vesicles from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have RNA content distinct from patients with cirrhosis only.
Past President of the AACR, Waun Ki Hong, Dies
Past President of the AACR, Waun Ki Hong, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 7, 2019
The former head of cancer medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center helped change clinical practice for laryngeal cancer and helped establish chemoprevention.
AACR Apologizes for Delays in Retracting Papers
AACR Apologizes for Delays in Retracting Papers
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2018
Nine of the most recent retractions from AACR journals are for papers coauthored by embattled cancer researcher Bharat Aggarwal.
Mitochondrial DNA Plays a Role in Metastasis
Mitochondrial DNA Plays a Role in Metastasis
Kerry Grens | Apr 18, 2018
Experiments in mice show that mitochondria, both within the tumor and beyond, can make the difference between promoting or inhibiting cancer spread.
Immune Therapy Improves Lung Cancer Patients’ Survival
Immune Therapy Improves Lung Cancer Patients’ Survival
Jim Daley | Apr 16, 2018
Pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy nearly doubles survival rates and shrinks tumors in some individuals.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Speaking of Cancer Research
Speaking of Cancer Research
Jef Akst | Apr 4, 2017
Notable quotes from this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
Evaluating Epigenome-Targeting Cancer Therapies
Evaluating Epigenome-Targeting Cancer Therapies
Jef Akst | Apr 3, 2017
At the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers discuss the importance of understanding the epigenetic contributors to cancer progression and treatment response.
Fat’s Influence on Cancer
Fat’s Influence on Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 3, 2017
Researchers at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting discuss the roles of adipose tissue and inflammation in the growth and spread of tumors.
Speaking of Cancer Research
Speaking of Cancer Research
Tanya Lewis, Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 20, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting
AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon
AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon
The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2016
The aneuploidy expert shares what she has learned at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis
AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis
The Scientist Staff | Apr 18, 2016
The genomics pioneer shares the sessions she most looks forward to at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
<em>The Scientist</em> on the Pulse, April 23
The Scientist on the Pulse, April 23
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2015
Hot topics in cancer research from the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
Circadian Responses to Chemo
Circadian Responses to Chemo
Kerry Grens | Apr 21, 2015
After exposure to curcumin, rat cancer cell populations undergo a daily cycle of cell death.
NCI: Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise by 50 Percent
NCI: Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise by 50 Percent
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2015
A National Cancer Institute model forecasts a marked increase in estrogen receptor-positive tumors among older women by 2030.
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
Kerry Grens | Apr 20, 2015
Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.
Study: Aspirin Reduces Cancer Risk
Study: Aspirin Reduces Cancer Risk
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2015
The largest and longest study of long-term, regular aspirin use finds that the drug may lead to a modestly reduced risk for some types of gastrointestinal cancers.
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Dies
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Dies
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 6, 2014
Emmanuel Farber, past American Association for Cancer Research president who advanced fundamental understanding of chemical carcinogenesis, has passed away at age 95.