Tag: cancer

UR receives $3.7 million for cancer research

UR receives $3.7 million for cancer research

August 8, 2014

The University of Rochester has received $3.7 million in federal funding to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer control and protection.

The grant was announced Friday by Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y. The funding supports the University of Rochester Cancer Center, which has been a part of the National Cancer Institutes Community Clinical Oncology Program.

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UR gets nearly $4.5 million in research grants

UR gets nearly $4.5 million in research grants

August 4, 2014

The University of Rochester has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $4.5 million for cancer and heart research. The university is to get more than $3.7 million to fund cancer research projects through the National Cancer Institute, and $742,413 to further develop treatment of Long QT Syndrome Type 3, a disorder affecting the hearts electrical activity.

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Lemonade sale fights childhood cancer

Lemonade sale fights childhood cancer

June 5, 2014

Danielle Benoit and her fellow researchers will be serving lemonade and explaining their research in childhood cancer therapies at the 5th Annual Benoit Laboratory Lemonade Stand.

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Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

May 1, 2014

Investigation in mice shows that blocking the gene’s most important function can slow the disease and extend survival.

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A colon you can walk through

A colon you can walk through

March 5, 2014

An inflatable 10-foot tall, 30-foot long Giant Colon makes a stop at Marketplace Mall this weekend to promote colon health.

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Researchers clinch cancer diagnosis via genomics

Researchers clinch cancer diagnosis via genomics

March 4, 2014

Scientists are uniquely applying specialized tests to suspected cases of myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as pre-leukemia.

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Strong Fertility Center benefit aids cancer survivors

Strong Fertility Center benefit aids cancer survivors

February 28, 2014

The event benefits patients of the fertility center’s Childbearing After Recovery (CARE) program.

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Local anchor opts for on-air colonoscopy

Local anchor opts for on-air colonoscopy

February 21, 2014

Kevin Doran, anchor for WROC-TV News 8, is inviting his audience to follow him through the process, in the hope that encouraging others can potentially save lives.

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Vertebrate of the Year!

Vertebrate of the Year!

December 23, 2013

“Here at the University, the naked mole rat seems like it has been the Vertebrate of the Year for several years,” said President Seligman.

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Quitting Smoking – in the Hospital

Quitting Smoking – in the Hospital

December 10, 2013

The Wilmot Cancer Center’s new program gives smokers the tools they need to help quit while in the hospital.

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