National Cancer Institute, Shady Grove Campus
White House Names Monica Bertagnolli as NCI Director
The announcement confirms earlier reports that Bertagnolli will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute since its founding in 1937.
White House Names Monica Bertagnolli as NCI Director
White House Names Monica Bertagnolli as NCI Director

The announcement confirms earlier reports that Bertagnolli will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute since its founding in 1937.

The announcement confirms earlier reports that Bertagnolli will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute since its founding in 1937.

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Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments
Ryan Layer, The Conversation | May 27, 2022
Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.
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Tool Would Use Tumor Gene Expression to Inform Radiation Dose
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 27, 2021
In a retrospective analysis, a team found that an algorithm integrating the gene expression of a tumor with the radiation dose a patient received predicted how well the patient responded to the treatment.
Developing Effective Cell Therapies for Challenging Tumor Types
Developing Effective Cell Therapies for Challenging Cancer Types
The Scientist Creative Services Team
In this webinar, Sandhya Sharma will discuss how to enrich for antigen-specific T-cells to treat virus-associated malignancies.
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Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Asher Jones | Mar 30, 2021
Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.
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José Baselga, Renowned Oncologist, Dies at 61
Asher Jones | Mar 22, 2021
The cancer researcher and executive vice president of AstraZeneca’s oncology research and development is well known for his role in the development of pivotal breast cancer therapies.
Examine Altered Glycobiology in Cancer
Examining Altered Glycobiology in Cancer
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Vector Laboratories
Changes to protein glycosylation play a major role in dictating cancer progression and prognosis, but could they also present biomarkers or therapeutic targets?
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Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
Asher Jones | Feb 5, 2021
The oncologist developed lifesaving childhood leukemia treatments and revolutionized chemotherapy.
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Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Diana Kwon | Oct 21, 2020
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.
The Power of ChipCytometry™? Multiplexing
Seeing is Believing: The Power of ChipCytometry™  Multiplexing
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Canopy Biosciences
J. Spencer Schwarz discusses how ChipCytometry™ Spatial Multiplexing Technology advances spatial biology research
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Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2020
Mice that experienced heart attacks underwent a large-scale shift in their immune systems that allowed cancer to flourish, perhaps explaining the observation in patients.
Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 8, 2020
A cancer researcher with a talent for leadership, Marks turned the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center into one of the world’s foremost oncology research institutions.
How Cancer Circumvents the Immune System
How Cancer Circumvents the Immune System
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne
Dario Vignali and Peter Westcott will explore the importance of understanding immune-cancer mechanistic interactions for developing therapeutic approaches.
Who Benefits from Herceptin and Other Anti-HER2 Cancer Therapies?
Robert Fortner | Apr 12, 2020
Calls to include a new breast cancer subtype in future clinical trials reveal fundamental disagreements about HER2’s role in the disease.
Biochemist Stanley Cohen Dies
Catherine Offord | Feb 10, 2020
The Vanderbilt University professor was awarded a Nobel Prize for his discovery of epidermal growth factor.
Finding CAR T Cells in Solid Tumors by Single-Cell Resolution
Finding CAR T Cells in Solid Tumors at Single-Cell Resolution
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Miltenyi Biotec
Rita Pfeifer will discuss visualizing and quantifying CAR T-cell infiltration into solid tumors with 3-D light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM).
Trump Picks Cancer Researcher Stephen Hahn for FDA Commissioner
Emily Makowski | Nov 4, 2019
The radiation oncologist and chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center has not worked in government previously.
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Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
Understand Immune Cell Function in Cancer
Understanding Immune Cell Function in Cancer
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Isoplexis
Explore how scientists characterize immune cell functional behavior in response to cancer, and how they harness this information for therapeutic purposes.
Mardis on the Future of Clinical Genomics
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
Meet researcher Elaine Mardis of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio and coauthor of a feature article on cancer vaccines.