Here are just a few editorial highlights from the DDNews Cancer Research News site and other online vehicles of DDNews magazine to get you acquainted with the website and show you the range of our coverage.
 

 
By Jeffrey Bouley, DDNews Chief Editor
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation announces six new clinical trials in 2014, and Cellectar Biosciences announces IND for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma drug
 
By Lloyd Dunlap, DDNews Managing Editor
With some tinkering, MIT chemists recruit anthrax to deliver anti-cancer drugs
 
Guest Commentary: Developing humanized cancer models for cost-effective and productive cancer drug discovery
By Dr. Jean-Pierre Wery, CrownBio
Oncology drug discovery faces one of the highest attrition rates for drug candidates in the development pipeline, largely due to efficacy issues. More relevant clinical models, ones that better reflect cancer heterogeneity and disease progression, could address this problem.
 
By Lloyd Dunlap, DDNews Managing Editor
FDA submission reinforces commitment to addressing significant unmet needs for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, an aggressive cancer with limited treatment options
 
DDNews Cancer Research Exclusive: Turning an eye to TERT
By Kelsey Kaustinen, DDNews Senior Editor
As part of the TCGA initiative, researchers have discovered multiple cases of missing chromosomes in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, as well as rearrangements in the promoter region of the TERT gene
 
 
 
 
 
Horizon Diagnostics, UK NEQAS announce strategic partnership
March 2012
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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.—Horizon Diagnostics, a division of Horizon Discovery, and the United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS ICC) have announced a strategic partnership agreement for the development of genetically defined reference standards for novel lung cancer biomarkers. With the new standards, variability can be minimized in FISH- and IHC-based diagnostic testing when it comes to prescription of therapies. Per the agreement, UK NEQAS ICC will receive an exclusive license to distribute reference standards pertaining to certain lung cancer biomarkers in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe for proficiency testing in its quality assessment program.  
 
"We look forward to seeing our genetically defined reference standards adopted in proficiency schemes and as batch controls, ultimately helping to improve the accuracy of diagnostic testing for patients," said Dr. Paul Morrill, commercial director for Horizon Discovery, in a statement.

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