This Week in BMC Cancer | GenomeWeb

This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Switzerland report their identification of three distinct subgroups of renal cell carcinoma through integrative genome-wide expression profiling. The team combined gene expression data from 97 primary renal cell carcinomas with different pathological features, 15 renal cell carcinoma metastases, and 34 cancer cell lines, and used SNP array analysis to map out the genomic landscape.

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In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.