30 Jun, 2014The Microbiome in Drug Discovery: Cancer


Over the course of this series so far we’ve looked at the role of the microbiome in two of the three major therapeutic areas…

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28 Apr, 2014Important Discovery In Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma By A Teen Patient


Elena Simon is just an average teenage girl, one who enjoys dancing and acting, and plans on attending Harvard in the fall to…

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08 Oct, 2013The Way to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Part 3


Patient perspective (patient-centered outcomes) is a crucial element in addressing health and illness issues for individuals on therapy. In the final article in…

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01 Oct, 2013Patient-Reported Outcomes In Cancer Management – Part 2


A personalized medicine approach to clinical cancer therapy does not necessarily translate into a patient-centered approach as discussed in part 1 of this…

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26 Sep, 2013Patient-Centered Outcomes in the Clinic – Part 1


In different regulatory and research settings, it is now being realized that the need to consider patient-centered outcomes is paramount. We invited Dr Sandeep…

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11 Jul, 2013In Vitro Oncology versus In Vivo Models


As previously discussed, there is great value in using in vivo models such as genetically modified mice and xenograft models for oncology research. However…

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20 Jun, 2013Oncology Research Using Genetically Engineered Mouse Models


Oncology research using genetically engineered mice (GEM) to express oncogenes and model cancers has grown exponentially in the past 30 years[1]. Although there are key differences…

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06 Jun, 2013Rare Diseases and Breast Cancer


Breast cancer has an enormous amount of funding and awareness, as it affects millions of woman worldwide. With the recent hubbub around Angelina…

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15 Feb, 2013Next generation sequencing improved by genome mapping


Last month we ran a series of blog posts about next generation sequencing. Among the topics discussed were the limitations of next generation…

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30 Oct, 2012Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science and Finding a Cure for Cancer


It seems as if hardly a week goes by now without reading about a new example of crowdsouricing or citizen scientists working on…

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