NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Foundation Medicine will work together to conduct a randomized controlled trial to compare standard treatment with targeted therapies selected based on the molecular alterations in a patient's tumor.

Led by MD Anderson's Apostolia Tsimberidou, the study, IMPACT2, will evaluate whether genomically guided cancer care results in longer progression-free survival in patients with advanced disease.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

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This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.