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People in the News: Tom Curran, Elaine Fuchs, Leroy Hood, Alfred Knudson, Lawrence Loeb, More


The American Association for Cancer Research has inaugurated its first class of fellows. Among those appointed are Tom Curran, deputy scientific director of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and associate director of translational genomics at the University of Pennsylvania; Elaine Fuchs, a professor at Rockefeller University; Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology; Alfred Knudson, a scientist and senior advisor to the president at the Fox Chase Cancer Center; Lawrence Loeb, professor of pathology, biochemistry and director of the Joseph Goldstein Memorial Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of Washington School of Medicine; Bert Vogelstein, director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Daniel Von Hoff, physician in chief at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and chief scientific officer at Scottsdale Health Care; and Robert Weinberg, director of the Ludwig/MIT Center for Molecular Oncology.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.