Basic discoveries, which drive much of cancer research, were showcased at a recent dinner held by the National Foundation for Cancer Research. At the dinner, Fox Chase Cancer Center's Beatrice Mintz was honored for her work developing transgenic mouse models with the sixth annual Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize. "This prize should really celebrate the discoveries and celebrate the translation of the discoveries into cancer patients," says Sujuan Ba, the foundation's chief operating officer.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.