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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.

Pancreatic Cancer Group Backs Wilmot Research to Stop Metastasis

Pancreatic Cancer Group Backs Wilmot Research to Stop Metastasis

Scientists at the Wilmot Cancer Institute are working toward doubling the survival rates for pancreatic cancer by 2020—and to help achieve that goal the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network recently awarded $300,000.

 

Anti-stroke Drug May Combat Ear Infections

Anti-stroke Drug May Combat Ear Infections

An anti-stroke drug called Vinpocetine may help treat ear infections, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of Rochester and Georgia State University. 

Is Telemedicine a Viable Alternative to Ambulance Ride and ER Visit?

Is Telemedicine a Viable Alternative to Ambulance Ride and ER Visit?

New data suggests that telemedicine for older adults in independent and assisted living facilities decreases emergency room use and is a big hit among patients and families.

Seeking new treatments for Fragile X syndrome

Seeking new treatments for Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism. There is no cure, but scientists at the School of Medicine and Dentistry are joining the search for new and effective treatments.