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January 25, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 2

NEWS

Human chromosomesGenetic Study Reveals Clues to Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have sequenced DNA from patients with an uncommon form of pancreatic cancer to produce the first overview of the genetic basis of the disease, called neuroendocrine tumors. The investigators identified several genes that may provide prognostic information, as well as mutations in genes in a signaling pathway for which targeted therapies currently exist. Read more > >

COMMENTARY

A Conversation with Dr. Angela Mariotto and Dr. Martin Brown on the Rising Costs of Cancer Care

Dr. Angela Mariotto and Dr. Martin BrownThe two researchers from NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences spoke about a study published earlier this month in JNCI and how we may be able to address the looming issue of caring for a growing population of cancer survivors. Read more > >

  

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • FDA Update

    • FDA Updates Safety Review of Diabetes Drug for Possible Cancer Risk
  • Notes

    • In Memoriam: Arthur Schatzkin, Branch Chief in DCEG
    • New Program Aims to Help Businesses Navigate Regulatory Clearance for Products
    • New Issue of CCR Connections Published
    • State Cancer Legislative Database Adds Obesity Prevention

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