October 28, 2013
The URMC is recruiting 1,500 smokers attending community colleges throughout New York State to participate in a new research study funded by the National Cancer Institute. The “Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention with Community Colleges” study will investigate novel Web-based delivery of tobacco interventions to reduce the number of community college students who smoke.
October 22, 2013
On Friday, October 25 more than 600 fashion seekers will pack BayTowne Plaza for the highly anticipated Dado Fashion Show to benefit breast cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dado Boutique is anticipating the largest crowd ever for the event, which, since its inception, has raised more than $156,000 to benefit cancer programs at Wilmot.
October 08, 2013
Breast cancer is not a ‘one size fits all’ disease, and now women throughout the Rochester area will have quicker access to a test that measures the HER2/neu status of their tumor, enabling a better match to the correct treatment. The University of Rochester Medical Center has the capability to test 500 cases a year for HER2 gene amplification in breast cancer, an important genetic biomarker,...
September 24, 2013
A new study shows that smoking boosts the risk of complications – infection, pneumonia and blood clots, to name a few – after some of the most common colorectal procedures, like surgery for colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.