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Record Drop in US Cancer Death Rate
From 2017 to 2018, cancer deaths dropped by 2.4 percent, the largest single-year improvement recorded in 70 years of American Cancer Society annual cancer reports.
Record Drop in US Cancer Death Rate
Record Drop in US Cancer Death Rate

From 2017 to 2018, cancer deaths dropped by 2.4 percent, the largest single-year improvement recorded in 70 years of American Cancer Society annual cancer reports.

From 2017 to 2018, cancer deaths dropped by 2.4 percent, the largest single-year improvement recorded in 70 years of American Cancer Society annual cancer reports.

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AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019 | 2 min read
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
Image of the Day: Neon Collective
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019 | 1 min read
Human lung cancer cells can form an invasive pack that coordinates its movement during metastasis.  
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Precision Medicine Turns to Proteins for Lung Cancer Targets
Roni Dengler, PhD | 2 min read
Probing the protein landscape in lung cancers reveals new therapeutic insights.
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 10, 2019 | 2 min read
The scientist and clinician helped develop a new form of cancer therapy, using a monoclonal antibody to treat head, neck, colorectal, and lung cancers.
US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 9, 2019 | 1 min read
Better treatment and diagnoses have helped more people survive, but economic disparities in outcomes for some preventable cancers have gotten worse.
Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors
LabTalk Podcast - A Modern Trojan Horse: Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors 
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and IsoPlexis | 1 min read
Katie McKenna discusses a combination CAR T and viral therapy that kills solid tumors.
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Catherine Offord | Aug 14, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Merck’s Keytruda extended the lives of lung cancer patients by several months and appeared to stop the progression of advanced melanoma.  
Boosting CAR T Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | 1 min read
Katie McKenna will discuss how oncolytic viral therapy enhances CAR-T cell killing of cancer cells.
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.
Immune Therapy Improves Lung Cancer Patients’ Survival
Jim Daley | Apr 16, 2018 | 2 min read
Pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy nearly doubles survival rates and shrinks tumors in some individuals.
Image of the Day: Morphing Cells
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 27, 2018 | 1 min read
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
Jim Daley | Jan 21, 2018 | 2 min read
The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.
First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 15, 2016 | 2 min read
Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016 | 3 min read
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 
CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2016 | 2 min read
Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.
AACR Releases Tobacco Report
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014 | 2 min read
Researchers and regulators reflect on the progress that has been made in preventing tobacco-related disease in the 50 years since the publication of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report. 
Catalyzing Lung Cancer Research
Dan Cossins | Feb 28, 2013 | 1 min read
March 2013 Scientist to Watch Emily Scott explains her work on a lung enzyme that interacts with nicotine and may serve as a drug target.
Is Cannabis Really That Bad?
Sabrina Richards | Jan 23, 2013 | 4 min read
Though some studies point to negative consequences of pot use in adolescents, data on marijuana’s dangers are mixed.
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