These admittedly rather vague suggestions for man-
aging cancer are clearly something of a long shot, but
the 12 new Physical Science-Oncology Centers are
just starting up (figure 4), and over the coming years
they will work together to compare ideas and results
from their experimental and theoretical investiga-
tions. The success of the initiative will depend on how
well the scientists involved can form links between
In mid-2004, executives at the Tokyo headquarters of the huge electron-
ics multinational NEC began to hear reports that its products were being
counterfeited and sold in Chinese stores. Nobody was at all surprised.
Reports of this kind were routine for any corporation of NEC’s size and
reach, and in this case they initially seemed to concern small stuΩ—blank
DVDs and the like. The company nevertheless moved swiftly to put into
action its standard response in such cases, hiring a ﬁrm called Inter-
national Risk to look into the matter.
Since the first demonstration of transradial approach feasibility in 1989, by Lucien
Campeau, many studies have confirmed this initial experience and especially its safety and
performances compared to transfemoral route. Nevertheless, a recent study reports that less
than 2% of percutaneous coronary interventions were performed by a transradial approach
in the United States between 2004 and 2007(1). The persistent discrepancy between current
practice in vascular access site choice and known advantages of a radial access needs to be
clarified, enlightened by recent data....