Featured review: Cancer stem cell metabolism


Even though cancer is now viewed as a stem cell disease, there is still no consensus on the metabolic characteristics of these cells. This review by Maria Peiris-Pagès et al. summarizes the latest findings and discoveries on cancer stem cell metabolism.

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  1. Research article

    Phase II, randomized, placebo-controlled study of dovitinib in combination with fulvestrant in postmenopausal patients with HR+, HER2 breast cancer that had progressed during or after prior endocrine therapy

    Antonino Musolino, Mario Campone, Patrick Neven, Neelima Denduluri, Carlos H. Barrios, Javier Cortes, Kimberly Blackwell, Hatem Soliman, Zsuzsanna Kahan, Hervé Bonnefoi, Matthew Squires, Yong Zhang, Stephanie Deudon, Michael M. Shi and Fabrice André

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Biomarker analysis of the NeoSphere study: pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and docetaxel versus trastuzumab plus docetaxel, pertuzumab plus trastuzumab, or pertuzumab plus docetaxel for the neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer

    Giampaolo Bianchini, Astrid Kiermaier, Giulia Valeria Bianchi, Young-Hyuck Im, Tadeusz Pienkowski, Mei-Ching Liu, Ling-Ming Tseng, Mitch Dowsett, Lila Zabaglo, Sarah Kirk, Tania Szado, Jennifer Eng-Wong, Lukas C. Amler, Pinuccia Valagussa and Luca Gianni

    Published on: 9 February 2017

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Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Lewis A. Chodosh is a physician-scientist who received a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and MD from Harvard Medical School, and a PhD. in Biochemistry from M.I.T. in the laboratory of Dr. Phillip Sharp. He performed his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, after which he was a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Philip Leder at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chodosh joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of Cancer Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Medicine. He serves as Chairman of the Department of Cancer Biology, Associate Director for Basic Science of the Abramson Cancer Center, and Director of Cancer Genetics for the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is on the scientific advisory board for the Harvard Nurses' Health Studies I and II. 

Dr. Chodosh's research focuses on genetic, genomic and molecular approaches to understanding breast cancer susceptibility and pathogenesis.

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Breast Cancer Research is an international, peer-reviewed online journal, publishing original research, reviews, editorials and reports. Open access research articles of exceptional interest are published in all areas of biology and medicine relevant to breast cancer, including normal mammary gland biology, with special emphasis on the genetic, biochemical, and cellular basis of breast cancer. In addition to basic research, the journal publishes preclinical, translational and clinical studies with a biological basis, including Phase I and Phase II trials.

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