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Films for pleasure or Oscar consideration?

What do Hollywood moguls holding their breath this week for an Oscar nomination have in common with the influence peddlers on K Street in...

Two-step method shows promise in fighting pancreatic cancer

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new technique for fighting deadly and hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer that uses two different types...

High levels of tau protein linked to poor recovery after brain...

High levels of tau protein in fluid bathing the brain are linked to poor recovery after head trauma, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Mil...

Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for rare cancer

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a gene mutation that underlies the vast majority of cases of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, a rare form of lymphoma that has eluded all previous efforts to find a genetic cause. ...

Researchers repair immune system in leukemia patients following chemo

A new treatment using leukemia patients' own infection-fighting cells appears to protect them from infections and cancer recurrence following treatment with fludarabine-based chemotherapy, according to new research from the Perelma...

B cell receptor inhibitor causes chronic lymphocytic leukemia remission

A new, targeted approach to treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia has produced durable remissions in a Phase I/II clinical trial for patients with relapsed or resistant disease, investigators report at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the America...

Novel way to improve outcomes from umbilical cord blood transplants

A new method to boost the number of immune cells in umbilical cord blood prior to cord blood transplants for cancer patients appears to...

Researchers identify a novel therapeutic approach for liver cancer

BOSTON -- Cancer of the liver -- rare in the United States but the third-leading cause of cancer death worldwide -- can result from environmental exposures or infections like chronic hepatitis, but the link is poorly understood. Now, researchers...

Humility key to effective leadership

Humble leaders are more effective and better liked, according to a study forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal. "Leaders of all ranks view admitting mistakes, spotlighting follower strengths and modeling teachability as bein...

Smoking strongly tied to squamous cell carcinoma in women

Women who have non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes compared to women without skin cancer, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who published study results in a recent ...

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