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This Week in Lancet Oncology

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In Lancet Oncology this week, researchers in the US and Belgium report the results of a phase II trial of ipilimumab for the treatment of patients with advanced melanoma that has metastasized to the brain. The team assigned 72 melanoma patients with brain metastases — 51 of whom were neurologically asymptomatic and were not receiving corticosteroid treatment and 21 of whom were symptomatic and on a stable dose of corticosteroids — to receive ipilimumab therapy.

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

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British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.