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July 2017

Scientist Investigates Muscle Loss among Children with Cancer

Scientist Investigates Muscle Loss among Children with Cancer

A University of Rochester Medical Center researcher received $1.7 million to study and potentially treat the muscle loss that often plagues childhood cancer survivors as they age.

Study: VA Efforts to Improve End of Life Care are Working

Study: VA Efforts to Improve End of Life Care are Working

New research shows that efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to hospice care to veterans of the Armed Forces have been successful.  The results of the study, which show greater growth in hospice use by beneficiaries enrolled in VA health care compared to those in Medicare, was published in the journal Health Affairs

Are We on the Heels of a Gene Signature for High-Grade Breast Cancer?

Are We on the Heels of a Gene Signature for High-Grade Breast Cancer?

A pathology researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center believes she’s discovered an important phenomenon in normal-looking breast tissue that could foreshadow an aggressive tumor known as triple-negative breast cancer.