Following the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s record high in November, will stocks continue their ascent amid what’s likely to be lackluster global expansion in 2014? In September, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s unexpected delay in tapering its stimulus program whipsawed debt markets. Where should bond investors go for returns?
Cancer patients who took PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd.’s MT-102 medicine for cachexia tied to the illness gained more weight than those given a placebo in a mid- stage study to be presented next month at a conference in Japan.
Genetic testing is becoming cheaper and more widespread, promising to usher in a revolution in cancer treatment. Yet, long-standing DNA tests are often overlooked for reasons including doctors’ ignorance and financial incentives discouraging companies from marketing them.
Most common tumors are driven by just two to six DNA mutations, according to a genetic analysis of 3000 tumor samples that brings scientists closer to devising a comprehensive list of all the key mutations that cause cancer or contribute to its progression.