This Week in BMC Cancer | GenomeWeb

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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In PLOS this week: role for Notch signaling in congenital heart disease, sciatica risk variants, and more.

Researchers in China have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to alter the length of hair fibers in cashmere goats.

According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

National Cancer Institute researchers didn't report severe adverse events to Food and Drug Administration in a timely manner, the Wall Street Journal reports.