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 New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.