Did you see local TV cameras in the lobby of the Wilmot Cancer Center yesterday? The Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York (PCAWNY) presented a check for $75,176 for research at Wilmot, and three stations came out to film the check-passing event. The group raised the money at the 4th annual Step It Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk last November.
We all know that traveling to different time zones or working the night shift shakes up our body clocks. A new URMC study also shows that tobacco smoke can harm circadian rhythms, by changing gene expression patterns in lung tissue.
Although many childhood leukemias are curable, one type – known as 11q23 infant leukemia – has a poor survival rate and requires intensive treatment with life-threatening side effects. In an early-edition article in Blood, the URMC shows it discovered a gene that could provide a new target for therapy.
If you’re being treated for cancer and experiencing symptoms, what would cause you to pick up the phone and call your cancer center? Pain emerged as the number one reason, in a study of 563 patients, who reported 2,378 symptoms during 1,229 phone calls to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.
William Bonnez, M.D., Richard Reichman, M.D., and Robert C. Rose, Ph.D. are featured in a Spanish book called 40 + 1 Innovators Who Have Changed the World of the 21st Century for their pioneering work on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Sellix, an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, studies circadian rhythms and biological clocks. He was recently awarded the 2013 Early Investigators Award by the Endocrine Society. Check out this video to learn more about his current and future research.
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