Tool Would Use Tumor Gene Expression to Inform Radiation Dose
Tool Would Use Tumor Gene Expression to Inform Radiation Dose
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.
Tool Would Use Tumor Gene Expression to Inform Radiation Dose
Tool Would Use Tumor Gene Expression to Inform Radiation Dose

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.

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.

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Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
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.
José Baselga, Renowned Oncologist, Dies at 61
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.
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
Asher Jones | Feb 5, 2021
The oncologist developed lifesaving childhood leukemia treatments and revolutionized chemotherapy.
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
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.
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
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
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.
Who Benefits from Herceptin and Other Anti-HER2 Cancer Therapies?
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
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.
Trump Picks Cancer Researcher Stephen Hahn for FDA Commissioner
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.
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
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.
Mardis on the Future of Clinical Genomics
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.
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
The three-dimensional cell cultures are still in the development phase, but researchers are excited about their use to predict patients’ responses to various treatment options.
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2019
The Howard University surgeon was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and mentored thousands of medical students.