John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
The scientist and clinician helped develop a new form of cancer therapy, using a monoclonal antibody to treat head, neck, colorectal, and lung cancers.
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies

The scientist and clinician helped develop a new form of cancer therapy, using a monoclonal antibody to treat head, neck, colorectal, and lung cancers.

The scientist and clinician helped develop a new form of cancer therapy, using a monoclonal antibody to treat head, neck, colorectal, and lung cancers.

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US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 9, 2019
Better treatment and diagnoses have helped more people survive, but economic disparities in outcomes for some preventable cancers have gotten worse.
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Catherine Offord | Aug 14, 2018
A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.
Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Melanoma, Lung Cancer
Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Melanoma, Lung Cancer
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018
Merck’s Keytruda extended the lives of lung cancer patients by several months and appeared to stop the progression of advanced melanoma.  
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018
The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.
Immune Therapy Improves Lung Cancer Patients’ Survival
Immune Therapy Improves Lung Cancer Patients’ Survival
Jim Daley | Apr 17, 2018
Pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy nearly doubles survival rates and shrinks tumors in some individuals.
Image of the Day: Morphing Cells
Image of the Day: Morphing Cells
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 27, 2018
By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.  
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.
First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 15, 2016
Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types.