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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.

Physicians Don’t Often Suggest Aspirin to Prevent Disease

Aspirin has been called a wonder drug, but a new study shows that a majority of people eligible to take it as a preventive therapy don’t recall their doctors ever telling them to do so.

8/7/2014 | 1 comment

Pathology Expert Shares Personalized Medicine Tool

UR Pathology Professor David G. Hicks, M.D., a national leader in using molecular technology to diagnose breast cancer, helped to design a new tool to assist other U.S. pathologists in how to personalize treatment for patients with invasive disease.

7/31/2014 | 0 comments

Wilmot Clinical Trial Tests Antibiotic as Lymphoma Treatment

Military troops take doxycycline to prevent infections and malaria, and teenagers use it to treat acne. Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists are also testing it for the treatment of lymphoma.

7/24/2014 | 0 comments

Scientific Mystery Solved in Janitor’s Closet

A bit of summer trivia: After George H. Whipple won the 1934 Noble Prize for his discoveries regarding anemia, what happened to his original, handwritten notes?

7/17/2014 | 0 comments

New Medication Shows Promise in Treating Common Skin Disease

UR scientist Lisa Beck, M.D., led a clinical investigation for a new drug to treat eczema or atopic dermatitis, with encouraging results that were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

7/10/2014 | 0 comments