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Disease Focus Series: Cancer

October 26, 2010 Paul Knoepfler 0

Cancer is a class of diseases that are intimately linked to stem cells. In fact, I would go so far as to call some types of cancer cells and stem cells, cousins. This concept, of a tight relationship between stem […]

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Why scientists must be advocates too

October 11, 2010 Paul Knoepfler 0

CIRM Board Member, Jeff Sheehy, has a wonderful piece in Nature Medicine on why patient advocates play a critical role in decision making on research priorities (hat tip to Amy Adams who first blogged on Sheehy’s piece). Patient advocates bring […]