cancer, ecology
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2016
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.
A Tree  Takes Root
A Tree Takes Root
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 1, 2016
Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
April 2016's selection of notable quotes
Shooting for the Moon
Shooting for the Moon
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2016
Defeating cancer is many times more difficult than planting a flag on our lunar satellite.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Tumor Traps
Tumor Traps
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.
Cancer's Vanguard
Cancer's Vanguard
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Exosomes are emerging as key players in metastasis.
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2016
A braided structure and some adhesive hydrogel make therapeutic microRNAs both stable and sticky.
Pet Scans
Pet Scans
Amy K. LeBlanc, Timothy M. Fan, Nicola Mason | Apr 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.
The Two Faces of Fish Oil
The Two Faces of Fish Oil
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.