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This Week in JAMA


In JAMA this week, Alberts et al. examine the effect of adding cetuximab to oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin on the survival of patients with resected stage III colon cancer. The team randomly assigned 2,686 patients to receive the standard leucovorin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin — or FOLFOX — adjuvant therapy either with or without cetuximab. After a median follow-up of 28 months, the team found no benefit of adding cetuximab.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.