Targeting Tumors

April 2017

Featured Stories

Departments

Contributors

Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2017 issue of The Scientist.

Editorial

Speaking of Science

Freeze Frame

Notebook

Cooking Up Cancer?

Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.

Critic at Large

News Analysis

Modus Operandi

The Literature

Profile

Location, Location, Location

Since first proposing that a cell’s function and biology depend on its surroundings, Mina Bissell continues to probe the role of the extracellular matrix.

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Bio Business

Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer

Following a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.

Reading Frames

Foundations