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NFCR Writer David Perry

Wei Zhang: The Art of Precision

“The essence of precision medicine, in particular precision oncology, is to make cancer management more precise based on genomic mapping and molecular characterization of the unique tumors for each patient,” says Dr. Wei Zhang. “The cancer management that needs to be precision include diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan, treatment monitoring, and…...

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Breakthrough: Single-Cell Sequencing

Genomics, the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of an individual’s genes, is already revolutionizing the way medicine treats cancer. Like many sciences, genomics has “niches;” single-cell genomics is a rapidly developing field, and current technologies can assay a single cell’s gene expression, DNA…...

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The Hallmarks of Metastasis

It is the one word you do not want to hear in a cancer diagnosis: metastasis. It represents the figurative death-knell; once a cancer has spread to other parts of the body, survival rates plummet and what treatments do exist switch from curative to palliative. The dividing line metastatic cancer…...

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Brian Leyland-Jones: Now Is the Time!

“This is the transformative time in oncology,” heralds Brian Leyland-Jones, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., and there is no spin doctoring in the statement by the member of the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s scientific advisory board. From genomics to targeted therapies to vaccinations, the last 40 years has seen more strides…...

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Dr. Webster Cavenee: Oddball Ideas

When Dr. Webster “Web” Cavenee first introduced the idea of genetic tumor suppressors in 1982, it took to the air like a lead balloon. “I got a lot of blank looks,” he recalls. “A lot of angry ones, too.” How times change. Tumor suppressor genes, also called antioncogenes, are now…...

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Breakthrough: Dr. César Milstein And The MAbs

They are called “mAbs,” short for monoclonal antibodies, and they are a big deal in oncology. One of the immune systems most elegant soldiers, mAbs are formed by B cells, a type of white blood cell produced in the spleen, in response to specific foreign invaders (real and perceived) known…...

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