Breakthroughs

Experts Offer Guidelines for Challenging Blood Clots video

URMC pulmonologist R. James White, M.D., Ph.D., was among a panel of experts that helped the American Heart Association develop guidelines for caring for patients with life-threatening venous thromboembolism and the related complication of pulmonary hypertension. Read more about this condition »

Urology Team Introduces Breakthrough Surgery for Kidney Cancer video

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center surgeons were first in the nation to use an infrared imaging technique combined with robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancer. The team, led by Dragan Golijanin, M.D., performed robotic laparoscopic partial nephrectomies on patients at Strong Memorial Hospital using the new technology.  Learn more about this technique »

Brain Tumor Treatment Heals Rare Heart Condition video

Serendipity may have saved 32-year-old Jamie Arliss’ life. A rare tumor discovered in her heart had cardiologists stumped. They wanted to remove the mass, but traditional techniques failed because of its size and location. A heart transplant was under consideration; that is, until a neurosurgeon suggested treating it like it was a brain tumor. Read more about the treatment »

Researchers Study Improving Life for Those with Macular Degeneration

URMC researchers are recruiting 400 people, age 60 and up, to help determine whether two education programs improve the way people function in everyday life with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible blindness and severe vision loss among older adults. Learn more about this study »

Vitamin D May Play Role in Cancer Progression, Hypertension Among Blacks video

Vitamin D intake has been in the spotlight during the past year, and now two additional URMC studies point to separate and significant roles in heart disease and cancer. Read more about the effects of Vitamin D »

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