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10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

June 7, 2016

Largely unreported in 2006 was the remarkable story of three Rochester virologists whose innovation, dedication, and perseverance resulted in the key breakthrough that lies at the heart of the first vaccine targeting the leading cause of cervical cancer.

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Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

June 1, 2016

Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce pain and tingling in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise.

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Experimental therapy shrinks pancreas tumors

Experimental therapy shrinks pancreas tumors

April 4, 2016

The results of an Wilmot Cancer Institute clinical trial for pancreatic cancer show that an experimental drug, coupled with chemotherapy, can control tumors well enough to make some patients eligible for surgery.

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Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

February 17, 2016

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.

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Local doctors, scientists excited to make cancer research a national priority

Local doctors, scientists excited to make cancer research a national priority

January 14, 2016

Jonathan Friedberg, a doctor at the Wilmot Cancer Center said the fact the president wants to make cancer research a national priority is exciting.

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What can frogs teach us about tumors?

What can frogs teach us about tumors?

January 4, 2016

The School of Medicine and Dentistry houses the largest research resource of South African clawed frogs in the world, and researchers in Rochester and around the globe are using this frog model to better understand the minute details of how tumors grow and how the body reacts.

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Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

December 1, 2015

A University biomedical engineering lab has discovered a new way to judge whether breast cancer cells are likely to spread, by viewing tumor biopsies with a powerful multi-photon laser microscope and watching for certain optical patterns emitted by cancer.

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The animal that doesn’t get cancer

The animal that doesn’t get cancer

October 31, 2015

Vera Gorbunova of the University of Rochester in New York, US, keeps bowhead whale cells in her lab. So far, she has not found a way to make them cancerous. “It’s easier to make human cells cancerous than bowhead whale cells. We don’t know why.”

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American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations

American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations

October 20, 2015

Dr. Avice O’Connell, director of women’s imaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, said the new guidelines are more moderate and consider women under age 50 more seriously than those of the U.S. Preventive Task Force.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute joins OmniSeq Genomic Network

Wilmot Cancer Institute joins OmniSeq Genomic Network

August 3, 2015

Through this network, Wilmot Cancer Institute and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo — the state’s two largest cancer care and research institutions outside New York City — will collaborate and expand genomic testing for cancer across the Finger Lakes and western New York region.

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