This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Japan say that expression of the TKTL1 gene can predict disease-free survival in rectal cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The team analyzed tumor and corresponding normal tissue pairs from 33 patient with locally advanced rectal cancer, treated in phase I and phase II trials with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.