Tag: cancer

Scientists hand out lemonade to support national foundation

Scientists hand out lemonade to support national foundation

June 11, 2015

Professor Danielle Benoit and her students will be serving lemonade and explaining their work on childhood cancer therapies this weekend as part of a national effort organized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which has helped fund her research.

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Exercise may combat ‘chemo-brain’ in cancer patients

Exercise may combat ‘chemo-brain’ in cancer patients

June 1, 2015

New data from University scientists shows that cancer patients might feel their best if they simply maintain or only slightly increase their physical activity throughout chemotherapy instead of letting it decline.

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U.S. drug shortages frustrate doctors, patients

U.S. drug shortages frustrate doctors, patients

May 31, 2015

Some of the thousands of patients who depend on BCG have resorted to tracking online message boards, calling hospitals and traveling hundreds of miles to find supplies. “There are patients who aren’t getting optimal therapy right now,” says Dr. Edward M. Messing, a urologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y.

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$2 million gift will create regional cancer center serving Dansville, Wellsville, Hornell

$2 million gift will create regional cancer center serving Dansville, Wellsville, Hornell

April 15, 2015

Representatives from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, Noyes Health, Jones Memorial Hospital, and UR Medicine Radiation Oncology in Hornell have announced they are collaborating to develop a regional cancer center based in Dansville, Livingston County. A $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers of Springwater, Livingston County, will be used to help construct the new facility and fund the establishment of care programs.

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Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

March 26, 2015

A University team found a way to make chemotherapy more effective by exposing cancer cells to a molecule that inhibits NMD (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay) prior to treatment with doxorubicin, a drug used to treat leukemia, breast, bone, lung and other cancers.

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Do naked mole rats hold the key to defeating cancer? Ugly rodents produce hybrid protein that prevents tumour growth

Do naked mole rats hold the key to defeating cancer? Ugly rodents produce hybrid protein that prevents tumour growth

February 5, 2015

The researchers hope it may now be possible to use this newly discovered protein to develop new treatments that can help stop cancers from spreading or even developing in the first place.

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An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

February 4, 2015

Naked mole rats are small, hairless, subterranean rodents that have never been known to get cancer despite having a 30-year lifespan. A new protein discovered by biologist Vera Gorbunova may help explain why.

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FDA approves breast imaging system

FDA approves breast imaging system

February 4, 2015

After more than a decade of development and data-gathering — including breast scans on nearly 700 women and 79 patents issued — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Koning Breast CT breast-cancer imaging system invented by a Medical Center professor.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute a destination in fight against deadly disease

Wilmot Cancer Institute a destination in fight against deadly disease

January 16, 2015

Four decades into the nation’s ‘war on cancer,’ the Wilmot Cancer Institute and its director Jonathan Friedberg prepare for the next era in the fight.

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Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

December 18, 2014

Music is an approachable way for patients to express the emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis and treatment, said panelist Rosemary Obi, a licensed music therapist at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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