21 Nov 2016

Daily Reads - November 21, 2016

STAT - Do Cancer Clinical Trials Exaggerate the Real-World Benefits of Drugs?
"In addition to being younger, whiter, and healthier than other cancer patients, those in clinical trials tend to be 'highly motivated and to have a strong support network,' both of which can improve survival, said Dr. Hanna Sanoff of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center."

The Guardian - Cocaine Roadside Test Developed in Effort to Reduce Drug-Driving
"While roadside tests for cocaine already exist in the form of antibody-based kits the approach, researchers say, cannot reveal how much cocaine a driver has taken and can give false results."

Smithsonian - How Scorpion Venom Is Helping Doctors Treat Cancer
"When Tumor Paint entered Hunter's blood stream, it made its way to his brain, and to the tumor there. Then it stuck."

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