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Challenges ahead for European clinical trials

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(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology, in collaboration with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, expressed their views on the EU Clinical Trials Regulation in an official position paper recently published in Annals of Oncology.

Research roundup from Penn's Abramson Cancer Center

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(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's Perelman School of Medicine will present results from several clinical trials and other key studies during the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting from May 29 through June 2.

Ancient DNA may provide clues into how past environments affected ancient populations

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(University of Texas at Austin) A new study by anthropologists from The University of Texas at Austin shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.

New cancer cases rise globally, but death rates are declining in many countries

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(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) New cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries globally -- regardless of income -- but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries, according to a new analysis of 28 cancer groups in 188 countries.

Sanford-Burnham researchers identify a new target for treating drug-resistant melanoma

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(Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute) A study explains why some melanoma tumors are resistant to BRAF inhibitor treatment.