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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 | 5 min read
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, PhD | Aug 27, 2021 | 4 min read
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.
Single Cell and Spatial Imaging of the Tumor Microenvironment
A Guide to Mapping the Complexity of the Tumor Microenvironment
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
High-quality sample preparation, single-cell analysis, and ultra-high content spatial proteomics for multi-dimensional research workflows.
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Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Asher Jones | Mar 30, 2021 | 5 min read
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 | 2 min read
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.
Why Automation Is a Necessity for Clinical Diagnostics
Bringing Fluency to Clinical Diagnostics Through Automation 
Tecan | 1 min read
Automated liquid handling workstations offer flexibility for a wide range of application and process needs.
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Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
Asher Jones | Feb 5, 2021 | 3 min read
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 | 4 min read
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.
Realizing the Potential of Spatial Biology for a Noncanonical Model 
Realizing the Potential of Spatial Biology for a Noncanonical Model
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Shaye Hagler will discuss the unexplored capabilities of ChipCytometryTM Spatial Multiplexing Technology for advancing spatial biology research.
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Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2020 | 4 min read
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 | 3 min read
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.
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Breast Cancer Cells Retrain T Cells to Invade Specific Tissues
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 3 min read
Scientists discover tumor-associated T cells that drive breast cancer metastasis to lymph nodes.
Who Benefits from Herceptin and Other Anti-HER2 Cancer Therapies?
Robert Fortner | Apr 12, 2020 | 7 min read
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 | 2 min read
The Vanderbilt University professor was awarded a Nobel Prize for his discovery of epidermal growth factor.
Developing Effective Cell Therapies for Challenging Cancer Types 
Developing Effective Cell Therapies for Challenging Cancer Types
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Sandhya Sharma will discuss how to enrich for antigen-specific T-cells to treat virus-associated malignancies.
Trump Picks Cancer Researcher Stephen Hahn for FDA Commissioner
Emily Makowski | Nov 4, 2019 | 2 min read
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 | 5 min read
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
Examine Altered Glycobiology in Cancer
Examining Altered Glycobiology in Cancer
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Vector Laboratories | 1 min read
Changes to protein glycosylation play a major role in dictating cancer progression and prognosis, but could they also present biomarkers or therapeutic targets?
Mardis on the Future of Clinical Genomics
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019 | 1 min read
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.
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