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Hitting It Out of the Park
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2017
Cancer can be as evasive and slippery as a spitball, but new immunotherapies are starting to connect.
Book Excerpt from
The Politics of Cancer
Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | Mar 31, 2017
In Chapter 2, “Identifying the Culprits,” author Wendy Whitman Cobb describes how small-government, anti-regulation conservatism can hinder the fight against cancer.
Opinion: Balancing Risks and Rewards of CAR T-Cell Therapy
David Harris | Dec 15, 2016
New approaches to treating cancer have shown great promise, but they also come with serious risks that give us cause for concern.
Cancer Moonshot Report Describes Initial Success, Remaining Challenges
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 19, 2016
The Cancer Moonshot initiative has been successful in drawing private-sector partners for improving data-sharing among researchers, but the project has yet to mature.
Panel Issues 10 Scientific Recommendations for “Cancer Moonshot”
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 8, 2016
Cancer experts offered detailed advice to propel the Obama Administration’s effort to improve cancer research.
Novartis Drops Gene Therapy Research
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 6, 2016
The company has shuttered its experimental cell and gene cancer therapy unit, firing more than 100 researchers.
Stem Cells Drive Cancer Risk in Mice
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2016
Mutations that arise during stem cell division contribute to the development of cancers in a variety of organs, according to a study.
More Retractions for Cancer Researcher
Tanya Lewis | Jun 22, 2016
An institutional investigation has found evidence of image manipulation in two studies coauthored by Bharat Aggarwal.
Larry Ellison Donates $200 Million for Cancer Research
Tanya Lewis | May 12, 2016
The Oracle cofounder’s gift will fund a new institute at the University of Southern California.
Opinion: Share Data for All Diseases
Elizabeth Marincola | Apr 28, 2016
Along with his recent $250 million donation to cancer research, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker emphasized the importance of data sharing.