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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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.