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Adding Spice Protects Skin from Radiation Harm

Adding Spice Protects Skin from Radiation Harm

Investigators are widely studying curcumin for possible anti-cancer activity, and now the URMC has discovered that it also helps to reduce peeling, weepy, skin damage during radiation treatment for breast cancer.

Clarifying Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer

Clarifying Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer

The decided trend in recent years has been toward a partial kidney resection (removal of tumor only) in cases of small kidney cancers. But contrary to past studies, new URMC data shows that people who received a partial nephrectomy did not have improved survival, according to research published this month in European Urology.   

Driving Away Dry Mouth from Cancer Treatment

Driving Away Dry Mouth from Cancer Treatment

For the 14,400 head and neck cancer patients in the U.S., dry mouth is an unwelcome side effect of radiation therapy, causing difficulty with eating and speaking, and oral infections, among other things. Fortunately, researchers are exploring new ways to protect salivary glands during radiation treatment. 

New Imaging Technology Brings Cancers to “Light”

New Imaging Technology Brings Cancers to “Light”

A new medical imaging technology – dubbed multispectral photoacoustic imaging – has demonstrated that it can successfully identify healthy vs. cancerous prostate tissue and could represent a less invasive and more accurate way to screen for the disease. 

Outrun the Sun: Racing for Melanoma Research

Outrun the Sun: Racing for Melanoma Research

When the Rochester Melanoma Action Group was looking for a place to invest its first $25,000 seed grant, it found Glynis Scott, M.D., an accomplished skin pathologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wilmot Cancer Center, who’s been investigating the basic biology of melanoma for several years.