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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

Adding Spice Protects Skin from Radiation Harm

Investigators are widely studying curcumin for possible anti-cancer activity, and now the URMC has discovered that it also helps to reduce peeling, weepy, skin damage during radiation treatment for breast cancer.

8/7/2013 | 0 comments

URMC Heart Research Expands to Asia

Cardiologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are launching a new study in an effort to improve the treatment of a very common form of heart disease in the Asian population. 

8/6/2013 | 1 comment

Exploring New Treatments for Eczema

New York Times Personal Health columnist Jane Brody highlights research by Dermatology Professor Lisa Beck, M.D., and Instructor Anna De Benedetto, M.D., in an article on eczema, a cumbersome skin condition that affects up to 30 percent of children and 10 percent of adults. 

7/30/2013 | 0 comments

Clarifying Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer

The decided trend in recent years has been toward a partial kidney resection (removal of tumor only) in cases of small kidney cancers. But contrary to past studies, new URMC data shows that people who received a partial nephrectomy did not have improved survival, according to research published this month in European Urology.   

7/25/2013 | 0 comments

Driving Away Dry Mouth from Cancer Treatment

For the 14,400 head and neck cancer patients in the U.S., dry mouth is an unwelcome side effect of radiation therapy, causing difficulty with eating and speaking, and oral infections, among other things. Fortunately, researchers are exploring new ways to protect salivary glands during radiation treatment. 

7/24/2013 | 4 comments