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    April 19: The Week in Cancer News

    The CRISPR gene-editing technique is used for the first time in a U.S. cancer clinical trial, and a new targeted therapy is approved for advanced bladder cancer.

    by Kate Yandell

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    April 12: The Week in Cancer News

    Cancer patients report difficulty getting student loans deferred, and new guidelines for breast cancer screening are released.

    by Kate Yandell

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    April 5: The Week in Cancer News

    People with metastatic cancer call for more research into survivorship issues facing this group, and a study indicates that taking probiotics may interfere with immunotherapy response.

    by Marci A. Landsmann and Kate Yandell

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    March 29: The Week in Cancer News

    Jury awards damages to man who says Roundup caused his cancer, the FDA proposes national standards for breast density notifications, and a physician questions whether patients with impaired renal function should avoid contrast-enhanced scans.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

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    March 22: The Week in Cancer News

    A study suggests that 3-D mammograms may reduce unnecessary biopsies, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues warnings to breast implant companies.

    by Kate Yandell

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    March 15: The Week in Cancer News

    NCI director steps in as FDA commissioner, new guidelines on clinical trial eligibility, and health risks for childhood cancer survivors.

    by Bradley Jones

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    March 8: The Week in Cancer News

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigns, an analysis explores patient advocacy groups’ financial ties, and Alex Trebek announces he has pancreatic cancer.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

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    March 1: The Week in Cancer News

    A blood test for tumor mutations shows promise as an option for lung cancer patients, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expresses concern about robotically-assisted cancer surgery.

    by Kate Yandell

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    February 22: The Week in Cancer News

    Trials indicate that a combination of a targeted therapy and immunotherapy can treat advanced kidney cancer, and a study identifies a genetic variant associated with smoking menthol cigarettes.

    by Kate Yandell

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    February 15: The Week in Cancer News

    Guidelines recommend that all breast cancer patients be offered genetic testing, and a report indicates that disparities in cancer incidence and mortality between black and white Americans are getting smaller.

    by Kate Yandell

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