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Q&A: Finding and Exploiting Cancer’s Weaknesses

My latest story posted on Science Careers: Oncologist David Solit, 41, has some close professional role models: His father was a surgeon and his grandfather a family practitioner. Like many doctors who pursue oncology, he became interested in the disease … Continue reading

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Psychosocial Oncology Research Faces Uncertain Future in UK

In November, the cancer charity Cancer Research UK announced its research strategy for the next 5 years. Included in it are goals to increase research on the early diagnosis of cancer; invest more in research on radiotherapy and surgery; and … Continue reading

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Cancer in Europe: New Report, Recent Efforts Take Continent-wide Perspective

Patterns of cancer incidence and mortality across Europe are as varied as the continent’s geography. But a new report finds that, in general, obesity and tobacco use are driving cancer incidence, mortality, and survival across Europe: Overall cancer incidence has … Continue reading

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Prevention, Survivorship Highlighted in England’s Cancer Plan Update

Cancer prevention and survivorship feature prominently in England’s latest update to its national cancer plan. The update—called the cancer reform strategy—comes with £370 million (US$740 million) in new funding, though critics say that’s not nearly enough to make effective changes. … Continue reading

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Recent Conference Addresses Research Integrity on Global Scale

The name Jon Sudbø is one that many in the cancer community will not soon forget. In early 2006, Sudbø admitted to fabricating patient data used in a study of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral cancer risk published in The … Continue reading

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Cancer in Africa: Health Experts Aim To Curb Potential Epidemic

It seems like cancer should be the least of the health worries in most of the countries on the African continent, where communicable diseases are the leading cause of death and the life expectancy in more than half of the … Continue reading

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