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.
A new study found that the presence of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure.
3/7/2014 | 0 comments
Rochester scientists are using a gene test to diagnose a difficult-to-detect form of bone marrow cancer – an example of how academic medical centers are applying new technology in ways that play to their strengths to achieve better patient care.
3/5/2014 | 0 comments
The use of testosterone to improve outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization is taking hold across the country, but data on its use is slim and mixed. A new study suggests that male hormones might actually be doing something good.
3/5/2014 | 1 comment
When a child wipes out while snowboarding or falls down a flight of stairs, paramedics quickly make triage decisions on site, including where to send the child for treatment. A Rochester team is studying thousands of these scenarios to learn the best practices at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need for a trauma center.
2/27/2014 | 0 comments
Did you see local TV cameras in the lobby of the Wilmot Cancer Center? The Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York (PCAWNY) presented a check for $75,176 for research at Wilmot, and three stations came out to film the check-passing event. The group raised the money at the 4th annual Step It Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk last November.
2/26/2014 | 0 comments