breast cancer
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Jim Daley | Jan 22, 2018
The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2018
Combining genomic, clinical, and patient-reported data, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project provides a unique resource for the cancer community.
Researchers Build a Cancer Immunotherapy Without Immune Cells
Researchers Build a Cancer Immunotherapy Without Immune Cells
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2017
A team has engineered two stem cell lines into “synthetic T cells” that destroy breast cancer cells in vitro. 
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
Image of the Day: Triple Threat
Image of the Day: Triple Threat
The Scientist Staff | Sep 18, 2017
Scientists use stem-like cells from patients’ aggressive, triple receptor-negative breast tumors to grow cell lines for research.
How Exercise Might Fight Cancer
How Exercise Might Fight Cancer
Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2017
Epinephrine’s activation of the signaling pathway Hippo is responsible for the in vitro tumor-fighting effects of serum from women who worked out.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
Image of the Day: A Swell Idea
Image of the Day: A Swell Idea
The Scientist Staff | Jul 19, 2017
To improve the resolution of biological samples at the cellular level, researchers inflate tissues with “swellable polymers” so that they’re easier to see under the microscope.    
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2016
Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.
Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion
Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2016
The pharma giant is purchasing the San Francisco–based cancer drugmaker to boost its oncology portfolio.