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Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco: Does It Really Make a Difference?

Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco: Does It Really Make a Difference?

Deborah Ossip, Ph.D., leads the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Smoking Research Program and has studied tobacco use and nicotine for decades. She responds to some common criticisms of raise-the-age legislation.

Quick Questions with a Cancer Researcher: Using Genetics to Address Radiation Treatment Side Effects

Quick Questions with a Cancer Researcher: Using Genetics to Address Radiation Treatment Side Effects

Sarah Kerns, Ph.D., M.P.H., conducts research in a field known as radiogenomics. Through her work with others around the nation, she hopes to find ways to use genetic markers to identify early on which patients will be more likely to develop side effects and which won’t.

Not Just a Nurse, but a Friend: The Glory of a Little Kindness in the Face of Cancer

Not Just a Nurse, but a Friend: The Glory of a Little Kindness in the Face of Cancer

Albert Smith had been living with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) for a few years. For a while, he has been coming to Wilmot for infusions. That’s where he met and befriended a nurse named Kelley Duncan, R.N.

Vocal Cord Cancer Survivor Receives Recognition for Supporting Other Survivors

Vocal Cord Cancer Survivor Receives Recognition for Supporting Other Survivors

Diagnosed with vocal cord cancer in 2011, Bob Crum immediately started attending meetings with SPOHNC-Rochester, a support group for patients with oral, head and neck cancers. He instantly fit right in, benefitting from the group but also helping others.