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Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Researchers were awarded approximately $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue studying how our bodies respond to seasonal and pandemic flu viruses and vaccines. 

URMC Virologists Lauded for Contribution to HPV Vaccine in New Book

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. 

9/9/2013 | 2 comments

Pushing Personalized Therapy for Lung Cancer

Personalized medicine – or matching a patient’s tumor with an appropriate treatment – is transforming lung cancer and bringing a measure of hope to patients, according to a review by Eric S. Kim, M.D., and Kishan J. Pandya, M.D., of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, published in the journal Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics.

8/15/2013 | 1 comment

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

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 | 3 comments
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