This Week in Cancer Discovery

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In Cancer Discovery this week, a team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, reports that repression of CD36 activates a multicellular stromal program in tissues with high mammographic density and in tumor tissues. CD36 is a transmembrane receptor that regulates multiple pro-tumorigenic phenotypes like adipocyte differentiation and angiogenesis, the team says.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.