Like Hand-Washing, Blood Transfusions Linked to Infections
April 1, 2014
Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Read More
Gene test developed to detect bone marrow cancer
Researchers at UR Medicine are working to diagnose a rare form of cancer.
UR Medicine and the Wilmot Cancer Center have developed a new gene test to detect a type of bone marrow cancer. Researchers say the cancer is hard to spot, but they are working to pinpoint its cause.
UR professor excited about prospects for leukemia research
After more than three decades in laboratories, Dr. Archibald Perkins has learned two things about research. One, it's uncertain. "The rewards are intermittent," said the professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "The setbacks are hard. Nature is complicated. It doesn't give up its secrets easily." Read more
URMC first in region to offer HER2 FISH testing for breast cancer
"With HER2 testing available right in their back yard, women will be able to more quickly make decisions and be on their path to recovery," said David G. Hicks, M.D., director of Surgical Pathology at the URMC.
Read more about HER2 testing