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Mark Roschewski discusses significance of early detection in solid tumors with Newsweek

A recent Newsweek article profiles the capabilities of CancerSEEK, a blood-based cancer detection test that may improve detection of early-stage cancers, including those that are hard to detect. Mark Roschewski, M.D., Staff Clinician in the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, offered insight on the value of early detection for patients with solid tumors, such as those of the pancreas. According to Dr. Roschewski, “In solid tumors, earlier detection is actually the key. The earlier that one could detect a patient with a tumor, the more likely that the intervention would succeed because the intervention is surgery.” Read the full article…

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Yves Pommier named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Developmental Therapeutics Branch, was recently elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow honors AAAS members whose efforts to advance science or its applications have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. The 2017 AAAS Fellows will be recognized on Feb. 17, 2018 at the AAAS annual meeting in Austin, TX. Read more...

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New NCI video showcases one patient’s clinical-trial journey

Sue Scott was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011. When standard treatment failed to eliminate her cancer cells, Scott’s doctor referred her to an immunotherapy clinical trial at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) with Christian Hinrichs, M.D., Investigator and Lasker Scholar in CCR’s Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch. Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment where the patient’s own immune system is used to fight the cancer. In this video, Sue details her story of survival and experience of taking part in a clinical trial with CCR. Watch the video here.

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