This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in China report on the novel antitumor effects of rapamycin combined with bortezomib in hepatocellular carcinoma cells and an orthotopic tumor model. The team applied both drugs to liver cancer cell lines and found that the two worked together to reduce cell growth, induce apoptosis, and inhibit cell mobility in vitro.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.