This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Brazil report on the efficacy of bevacizumab when added to first-line chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. The team conducted a meta-analysis of clinical trials using bevacizumab in first-line metastatic colorectal cancer — six trials and 3,060 patients in total. They found that there was an advantage to using bevacizumab for overall survival and progression-free survival.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.