This Week in Cancer


In Cancer this week, researchers in China identify a gene-expression signature for predicting lymph-node metastasis in patients with early-stage cervical carcinoma. The team studied 88 women with cervical carcinoma — 23 with pelvic lymph-node metastasis, and 65 without — divided into a training group and a test group. The team developed a gene expression signature for predicting pelvic lymph-node metastasis from the training group that includes 11 genes.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.