A new superchip for the development of superdrugs
In the MIT Tech Review, an article describes how at Argonne National Laboratory, roughly 30 miles from downtown Chicago, scientists try to understand the origin and evolution of the universe, create longer-lasting batteries, and develop precision cancer drugs.
Are you married ?
Are oncologists biased against unmarried cancer patients ? “The chief finding of these studies, which has made national headlines, is that unmarried patients are less likely to survive cancer.’ “As psychologist Bella DePaulo has pointed out, however, these results demonstrate only association, not causation. A…
Cancer studies flawed ?
“With increasing reliance on single armed trials to support cancer drug approvals, Naci and colleagues’ study shows that trial evidence alone is not enough. Quality assessment of that evidence is also needed to ensure that these trials accurately estimate treatment effects.” From the BMJ
On the complexity of oncology drug development
This article explains why so many compounds that cure cancer in lab mice fail in clinical trials, where some 95% flame out . The genes we thought were responsible for making the surviving of cancer essentials turn out to be insignificant.
HRT and breast cancer… the unfinished story
StatNews report on The Lancet study that reviewed data on more than 100,000 women who’d developed breast cancer after menopause. The study shows that 6,3% of women who never used HRT developed breast cancer versus 8,3% in women who used the combination of hormonal therapy…