Cancer

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“Intratumour heterogeneity and branched evolution revealed by multiregion sequencing,” by Marco Gerlinger, et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 366(10): 883-92, 8 March 2012.    

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Abstract: “BACKGROUND Blockade of programmed death 1 (PD-1), an inhibitory receptor expressed by T cells, can overcome immune resistance. We assessed the antitumor activity and...

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Abstract: “BACKGROUND Blockade of programmed death 1 (PD-1), an inhibitory receptor expressed by T cells, can overcome immune resistance. We assessed the antitumor activity and...

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Close examination of the cell and molecular biology of cancer has yielded a raft of new compounds to supplement or replace long-established approaches via some combination of surgery, radiotherapy...

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In 1996 when chemist Chad Mirkin witnessed a solution of DNA-assembled nanoparticles change from blue to red as it was heated, he knew they had invented the enabling technology for a whole new...

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The year 2007 saw the launch of a new Springer periodical, the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. A generation ago, perhaps, few would have seen the need for such a publication. In the...

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Time was when the phrase “personalized medicine” would have referred to something like the provision of medical care by a family doctor on a one-to-one basis, but for several years now indexers...

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More than 17,000 people attended the 2012 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting, a firm fixture in the oncology calendar. The schedule for this year’s meeting, in Washington, D.C...

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