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This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Japan report on a trial of customized chemotherapy for elderly non-small-cell lung cancer patients based on their EGFR mutation status. The team screened 57 chemotherapy-naïve patients, aged 70 years or older, with confirmed non-small-cell lung cancer — they gave 22 patients with EGFR mutations gefitinib and 32 patients without EGFR mutations vinorelbine or gemcitabine.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.