In the News - December 2012
Researchers Discover How Underground Rodent Wards Off Cancer
Biologists at the University of Rochester have determined how blind mole rats fight off cancer—and the mechanism differs from what they discovered three years ago in another long-lived and cancer-resistant mole rat species, the naked mole rat. Read more.
URMC Geneticists Verify Cholesterol-Cancer Link
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered new genetic evidence linking cholesterol and cancer, raising the possibility that cholesterol medications could be useful in the future for cancer prevention or to augment existing cancer treatment. Read More.
Rachel Farkas, M.D., Joins Surgery at Highland
Highland Hospital welcomes Rachel Farkas, M.D., to the Department of Surgery. She specializes in breast surgery and will perform operations at Highland. Read More.
Great American Smokeout Offers Smokers Increased Odds of Quitting
The 37th annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, takes place Thursday, November 15 and experts at the Wilmot Cancer Center and the Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center (GRATCC) stand ready to help smokers achieve success in their quest to quit. Read More.