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Fiscal Cliff Legislation Extends Charitable IRA Rollovers Through 2013

January 4, 2013

H.R.8, the “American Taxpayer Relief Act” provides a special opportunity for Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts in 2012 if they are made in January of 2013 reports attorney Winton Smith. The new law also extends the Charitable IRA Rollover Gift for 2013 Rollover Gifts through December 31, 2013. – click article title to read more

In challenge to personalized cancer care, DNA isn't all-powerful

December 13, 2012

The core premise of the leading model of cancer therapy is that cells become malignant when they develop mutations that make them proliferate uncontrolled. Find a molecule that targets the “driver” mutation, and a pharmaceutical company will have a winner and patients will be cancer-free. Yet a new study suggests that DNA is not the sole driver of tumors’ behavior, and that to vanquish a cancer entirely, drugs will have to target their non-genetic traits too, something few drug-discovery teams are doing. >> Click on title to read more

Comparative Oncology: Man's Best Friend in More Ways than One

December 11, 2012

The mission of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, a collaborative network of 20 veterinary schools around the country, is to improve the assessment of novel treatments for humans by treating pet animals—primarily dogs with naturally occurring cancers—while also trying to give these animals better quality of life by offering them the benefit of cutting-edge research and experimental therapies.

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