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Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

For head and neck cancer patients, a debilitating side effect of radiation therapy is dry mouth, which causes oral infections, cavities, loss of teeth and severely impairs quality of life. Currently, there is no effective treatment, but scientists in the Center for Oral Biology are on the case.   

11/25/2015
Wilmot Symposium: Blood Systems, Fruit Flies, Targeted Therapies and More

Wilmot Symposium: Blood Systems, Fruit Flies, Targeted Therapies and More

The 20th annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientific Symposium on November 12 covered a broad range of topics, from the possible use of medical marijuana to control chemotherapy-induced nausea to testing and building new cancer drugs by using fruit fly genetics.

11/12/2015
Pathologist Wins Breast Cancer Award to Study Bone Metastasis

Pathologist Wins Breast Cancer Award to Study Bone Metastasis

A University of Rochester Medical Center scientist, who is studying an “all-in-one” agent to be used when breast cancer spreads to the bone, received a $50,000 grant today from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR).

3/24/2015
UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

Researchers from the University of Rochester are teaming up with scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University to study Inflammation, which plays a role in nine of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

11/20/2014
Day-long Wilmot Symposium Covers Cancer Biology, Latest Treatments (and whales!)

Day-long Wilmot Symposium Covers Cancer Biology, Latest Treatments (and whales!)

Exciting new studies of targeted cancer treatments, the amazing longevity of bowhead whales, and the changing roles of pathologists were among the topics covered at the 19th Annual Scientific Symposium sponsored by the Wilmot Cancer Institute on Nov. 13.

11/14/2014