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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?

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.

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.