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Scientific American: Cancer

The Human Genome Was Never Completely Sequenced
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:45:00 GMT - The effort completed in 2003 used the best technology available but now scientists could do more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Radical Approach against Superbugs: Learn to Live with Them
Sun, 21 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT - One physiologist wants us to stop worrying so much about fighting infections and instead help the body tolerate them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

5 Ways Henrietta Lacks Changed Medical Science
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:45:00 GMT - The controversial history of her "immortal" cells will be the subject of an HBO movie -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Should You Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT - New guidance updates a 2012 recommendation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cancer Researchers Worry about Potential Downsides of Immunotherapy
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT - The treatments may hasten growth of tumors in some patients -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Skin Cancer from Tanning Beds Costs $343 Million per Year
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:00:00 GMT - The new estimate does not incorporate other problems related to these devices -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New U.S. Effort Aims to Speed Drugs to Cancer Researchers
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:40:00 GMT - Scientists hope to pursue new combination therapies  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Vaccine for Cancer?
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT - Targeting cancer cells using their own DNA could help eliminate tumors and prevent recurrences -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientists Tackle Lethal Childhood Brain Cancer
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT - In precision medicine era legacy gifts of patient brain tissue reveal disease mechanisms and new therapeutic approaches  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

WHO Cancer Agency Asked Experts to Withhold Weed-Killer Documents
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:30:00 GMT - The organization has also stirred controversy over coffee, mobile phones and red meat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

If Soda Companies Don't Want to Be Treated Like Tobacco Companies, They Need to Stop Acting Like Them
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:00:00 GMT - The evidence for comparing the two industries keeps coming. Both try to sway public opinion, avoid accountability and muddle the science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

White House Report Outlines Push to Bolster Cancer Research
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:45:00 GMT - Big companies including Uber and Microsoft have committed to the effort -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Safety Concerns Blight Promising Cancer Therapy
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:30:00 GMT - As the first T-cell therapies for tumors near U.S. approval, researchers race to engineer less-toxic alternatives  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome--and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:30:00 GMT - If certain bacteria do instigate cancer, the finding could lead to new screening methods or treatments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Fat Advantage
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT - Obese people have a higher incidence of kidney cancer, but are also more likely to survive it  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Men with Early Prostate Cancer Can Safely Opt Out of Treatment, Finds Landmark Study
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT - Now at least half of men diagnosed with the disease opt to monitor it instead of choosing surgery or radiation  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cancer "Moon Shot" Plans Should Include Tumor Profiling, Panel Urges
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:30:00 GMT - Researchers have been clamoring for such controversial action as a key part of the White House initiative  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Gene Tests for Cancer Don't Offer More Answers
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:15:00 GMT - Despite progress, genetic profiling of tumors has a long way to go  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Can a Supercomputer Suggest the Best Cancer Treatment?
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT - An artificial intelligence system is drastically expanding its reach in Asia -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Kamikaze Bacteria Attack Deep Tumors with Deadly Cargo
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT - In mice, microbes released anticancer toxin that, with chemotherapy, shrank tumors  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Chinese Scientists to Pioneer First Human CRISPR Trial
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:30:00 GMT - Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

FDA Lets Cancer Trial Resume after 3 Patient Deaths
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:15:00 GMT - Standard chemo blamed, experimental immune therapy cleared -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Global Initiative Seeks 1,000 New Cancer Models
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:20:00 GMT - The effort will use next-generation cell-culture methods and fresh patient samples -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

3 Patient Deaths Halt Promising Cancer Therapy Test
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT - An immune system booster called CAR-T appears to cause lethal brain injury -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New Sunscreen "Sticks" to the Skin
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:15:00 GMT - The active ingredients are encapsulated in nanoparticles, which prevent the chemicals from seeping into the body -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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