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A study by a team of scientists led by ERIC LANDER ’78, left, director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, has implications for the treatment of cancerous tumors. The research, published in the Aug. 19 issue of Cell, suggests that cancer cells can play multiple roles. Researchers have believed that killing cancer stem cells might wipe out a cancer, but Lander’s research suggests non-stem cells can become stem-like cells, so this strategy may not be sufficient. ... STEPHEN THORSETT *91 became the 25th president of Willamette University in Salem, Ore. ... N.J. Superior Court Judge MITCHEL E. OSTRER *79 was elevated to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. ... Architecture Research Office, a New York-based firm led by ADAM YARINSKY *87, STEPHEN CASSELL ’86, and KIMBERLY YAO *97, will receive the Architecture Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Oct. 20. ... Former Prince­ton All-American RYAN BOYLE ’04 helped the Boston Cannons capture their first Major League Lacrosse championship Aug. 28.