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Is It Time for New Strategies to Treat Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Is It Time for New Strategies to Treat Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

A new URMC study confirms that androgen deprivation therapy, which initially shrinks aggressive prostate tumors, is a double-edged sword that ultimately might fuel the spread of cancer.

4/27/2016
Authors Talk “Truth” in Tissue Samples

Authors Talk “Truth” in Tissue Samples

It’s incredible to think that years of scientific research might’ve been conducted with tissue samples that were nearly worthless—but that frustrating reality is what keeps David Hicks, M.D., and other progressive pathologists pushing for improvements.

3/23/2016
What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

What Frogs Can Teach Us About Tumors

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed a new model of cancer in frogs to study how tumors grow, spread, and manipulate immune cells. These scientists also coordinate the world’s largest resource for using these animals in research, which is housed at the University.

1/4/2016
Study Provides New Insight on Stem Cell Function

Study Provides New Insight on Stem Cell Function

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Genetics have unraveled one of the key molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior, a discovery that could provide important insight into regenerative medicine and certain forms of cancer.

11/30/2015
Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

Scientists Searching for a Treatment for Dry Mouth

For head and neck cancer patients, a debilitating side effect of radiation therapy is dry mouth, which causes oral infections, cavities, loss of teeth and severely impairs quality of life. Currently, there is no effective treatment, but scientists in the Center for Oral Biology are on the case.   

11/25/2015