This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in South Korea examine the prognostic significance of CD44 expression in resected non-small-cell lung cancer. The team analyzed CD44 protein expression in tissue samples from 159 patients with resected non-small-cell lung cancer — 82 with adenocarcinoma and 77 with squamous cell carcinoma. It found that high CD44 expression was detected more often in lung cancer patients with squamous cell carcinoma than in those with adenocarcinoma.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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