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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

Decades of Research Yields FDA-Approved Imaging Technology

A 3D imaging system for diagnosing breast cancer that was invented at the URMC received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

2/5/2015 | 0 comments

For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Remission Does Not Always Mean Remission

Even if joint pain goes away, rheumatoid arthritis patients may need to stick to their medications. A new study suggests that inflammation and joint damage can persist in patients who appear to be in remission.

1/29/2015 | 0 comments

A Good Marriage and Green Tea Might Help Fight Prostate Cancer

In two unrelated studies, Rochester researchers investigated prostate cancer with results pointing to the benefits of strong support at home and sipping green tea.

1/29/2015 | 0 comments

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

Two new studies suggest that fatty acids, genetics, and even coffee may influence whether or not mercury has a toxic effect on the brain.

1/21/2015 | 0 comments

Dear John (or Sue): You are overdue for a colonoscopy…

It’s a challenge for primary care doctors to convince patients to get colonoscopies and mammograms. A new study shows that personal letters from physicians plus automated phone calls work better than either tactic alone to increase screening rates among patients who are overdue.

1/20/2015 | 0 comments