The Cancer Moonshot 2020: Then, Now & the Future

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Since the launch of the project, patients, caregivers, doctors, cancer centers, regulators and others have been hard at work to drive cancer research and treatment forward in a race to beat the disease.

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Seven days in science - 24 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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NGS User Survey 2017

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If you currently use NGS or are planning to do so we would greatly appreciate your feedback. We estimate the survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

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Cancer Research 101

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“Breakthrough” cancer research continually makes the media. But, what do you actually know about the science that's striving to beat this deadly disease? Find out in our latest quiz!

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Single Blood Test 'CancerSEEK' Screens for Eight Cancer Types
Single Blood Test 'CancerSEEK' Screens for Eight Cancer Types
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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.

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Small Compound Able to Stave Tumor and Stop its Growth
Small Compound Able to Stave Tumor and Stop its Growth
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine.

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Possible Biomarker to Identify Who Would Benefit from Immunotherapy
Possible Biomarker to Identify Who Would Benefit from Immunotherapy
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While immunotherapy has made a big impact on cancer treatment, the fact remains that only about a quarter of patients respond to these treatments. In a new study, researchers examined tissue samples from melanoma and ovarian cancer patients treated with immunotherapies and found a link between the percentage of antigen-presenting cells expressing PD-L1 and an objective clinical response to treatment.

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Fight Against Cancer: Drug Combination Helps Kickstart the Immune System
Fight Against Cancer: Drug Combination Helps Kickstart the Immune System
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Scientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer.

The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemotherapy and a drug being trialled as a treatment for neonatal jaundice, that together help kick start the body's natural defences.

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Researchers Zoom in on DNA Code Being Read in Cells
Researchers Zoom in on DNA Code Being Read in Cells
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Scientists have unveiled incredible images of how the DNA code is read and interpreted – revealing new detail about one of the fundamental processes of life. The mechanism for reading DNA and decoding it to build proteins for their needs is common to all animals and plants, and is often hijacked by cancer. The discovery of exactly how the molecular mechanism works, could open up new approaches to cancer treatment.

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Robust Multiplex Mass Spectrometric Assay for Screening Small-Molecule Inhibitors
Robust Multiplex Mass Spectrometric Assay for Screening Small-Molecule Inhibitors
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A new original research article presents a fast, sensitive, and robust methodology for screening small molecule inhibitors against CD73/Ecto-5'-Nucleotidase, a promising target for developing anti-cancer drugs.

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