This Week in the British Journal of Cancer | GenomeWeb

In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in California report results of a phase II trial of a modified FOLFOX6 and erlotinib combination therapy in patients with metastatic or advanced adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastro-esophageal junction. The researchers treated 33 patients — with previously untreated cancer — with the combination therapy, and observed two complete responses and 15 partial responses.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.