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Don't tell Robert Bast that there's a divide between basic research and clinical impact. As vice president for translational research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bast practices the kind of bench-to-bedside work that he says exemplifies science at the institute. As a clinician, he treats patients with breast and ovarian cancer; in his lab of about a dozen people, he studies cell growth regulation and imprinted tumor suppressor genes, among other things.

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