News: March, 2013

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Dealing with the data deluge

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

In recent years, technological advances have exponentially increased the speed and decreased the cost of cancer genomics. “The cost of sequencing is now plummeting,” said William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and of Personalized Cancer Medicine at Vanderbilt. Sequencing one person’s genome cost around $100 million in 2001 – [...]

Patricia S. Blumenthal: In Her Own Words

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The phrase “breast cancer” has been part of my lexicon for as far back as I can remember. As a young child, I heard the phrase when my mom told stories about my great-grandmother. I remember hearing that Mama Jacobs “nursed with only one breast.” I gleaned from the adults around me that “nursing with [...]