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Can Marijuana Help Cancer Patients? Perspectives from an Expert

Can Marijuana Help Cancer Patients? Perspectives from an Expert

Many doctors have doubts about medical marijuana, even when their patients want to give it a try. One Palliative Care expert at URMC helps sort out fact from fiction on the use of cannabis among people in cancer treatment and for the management of pain and other symptoms.

Wilmot’s Triage Nurses Provide Critical Link for Patients and Their Teams

Wilmot’s Triage Nurses Provide Critical Link for Patients and Their Teams

Although most patients will never meet the triage nurses, this team is ready to help whenever patients and families call.

Could I Have a BRCA Gene Mutation? Genetic Testing May Help You Find Out.

Could I Have a BRCA Gene Mutation? Genetic Testing May Help You Find Out.

One local woman recently learned she has the BRCA2 mutation, after meeting with genetic counselors through Wilmot’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program. She shared her experience. 

Face to Face: Paula Vertino and Her Defining Moments

Face to Face: Paula Vertino and Her Defining Moments

Based partly on a love of Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown books as a child, Paula Vertino, Ph.D., decided that detective work in a science lab was a perfect career option. Today, she is the Wilmot Distinguished Professor in Cancer Genomics and an international expert in epigenetics.

Quick Questions with a Cancer Researcher: Circadian Rhythm and Cancer

Quick Questions with a Cancer Researcher: Circadian Rhythm and Cancer

Our circadian rhythm — a scientific way to describe our bodies’ natural 24 hour cycles over the day and night— can impact when we feel sleepy or awake. But did you know cells also have their own circadian rhythm?