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Chemotherapy May be Associated with Rare, Early Deaths in Testicular Cancer

Chemotherapy May be Associated with Rare, Early Deaths in Testicular Cancer

A small number of testicular cancer patients—about 11 in 6,909—died of cardiovascular disease in their first year after diagnosis and treatment with chemotherapy, a statistic that’s noteworthy because the cancer itself is usually curable and tends to afflict young men, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute study.

8/4/2015
Digital Database Advances Heart Research; Boston Scientific Latest Co. to Access UR Resource

Digital Database Advances Heart Research; Boston Scientific Latest Co. to Access UR Resource

URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program is home to an electronic database of millions of ECG recordings that are used by companies and universities to test new ECG technologies and the safety of new drugs. Boston Scientific is the latest company to tap into this resource. 

7/30/2015
ADHD Medications Pose Risk for Patients With Heart Disorder

ADHD Medications Pose Risk for Patients With Heart Disorder

ADHD medications, which are known to cause increased heart rate and blood pressure, pose an increased risk to patients with heart rhythm disorders, according to a team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

7/29/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain’s Audiovisual Processing Center

Researchers Pinpoint Brain’s Audiovisual Processing Center

A new study is helping scientists more precisely understand how the brain stitches together sensory information such as sound and images, insight that could shed new light on conditions such as Autism.

7/23/2015
Prostate Cancer Metastasis Arises From Stem Cell Environment Near Tumor

Prostate Cancer Metastasis Arises From Stem Cell Environment Near Tumor

A recent study by cancer researcher Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., provides additional proof of a concept he’s been investigating for years: that the environment surrounding a prostate tumor plays a major role in metastasis, and new treatments should be designed to target that environment as well as the tumor itself.

7/23/2015