This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Sweden report their findings on the overexpression of the adaptor protein PINCH in colorectal cancer and its impact on patient survival. The researchers performed immunohistochemical staining on samples from 251 primary adenocarcinomas, 149 adjacent normal mucosa, 57 distant normal mucosa, and 75 lymph node metastases, and found that strong staining for PINCH in adjacent normal mucosa was related to worse survival.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.