By Adam Bonislawski

The fourth annual meeting of the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomics Technologies for Cancer initiative opened this week in Bethesda, Md., with a plea from Paula Kim, chair of the advocacy organization Translating Research Across Communities, for proteomics researchers to focus on the question of what their work would "do to help patients in the near term."

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