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Cancer Moonshot, Cancer Funding, Genome Mapping


IP Blog | Dave Melin | April 16, 2017

BioBlog Weekly oncologyIn this week’s BioBlog, we learn about recent progress in the Cancer Moonshot initiative, potential cuts to cancer research funding, as well as a proposed shift in genome mapping.

A Cancer ‘Moonshot’

In this article we learn how Bloomberg–Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is helping Johns Hopkins further their research in immunotherapy.

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Biden provided an update on the Cancer Moonshot initiative, including new approaches and collaborations in order to approach cancer research in new ways.

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Hunt for Cancer ‘Tipping Point’ Heats Up

There is a new call from scientists to shift focus from mapping cancer genomes, to mapping the genomes of tumors before they become cancerous.

5 Highlights from American Association for Cancer Research Conference

In this article, we look at the hot topics recently discussed at the annual American Association for Cancer Research conference, including immunotherapy and funding cuts.


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