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Melanoma, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Melanoma and dark skin, race and cancer, skin cancer detection, Sun Exposure

Skin Color No Shield Against Skin Cancer

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The misconception that people with more pigment in their skin cells are protected from cancer-causing ultra-violet rays can be deadly. Melanoma, the least common form of skin cancer but also the deadliest, are more likely to be caused by genetics than the sun. Thus too many people of color don’t think to look for changing moles that can be fatal.

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Rush University to Celebrate 45th Commencement

Rush University will recognize more than 800 graduating students at its 45th commencement ceremony Thursday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago).

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Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Immunotheapy, immunotherapeutic agents, Clincal Trial, biomarkers, immuno-biomarkers

Rush Clinical Trial Provides New Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy Option

A new clinical trial provides a new option for kidney cancer patients and adds to Rush’s wider research efforts towards identifying immune system biomarkers to better predict which immunotherapy will work best for individuals no matter which cancer they’re fighting.

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arthroscopic knee surgery, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair , arthroscopic shoulder surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, arthroscopic hip surgery, osteoarthitis, osteoarthritic knee pain, Osteoarthritis Research, Sport Injury, Sport Injuries, sports medicince, sports medicine doctors, sports medicine physician, sports medicine specialist, sports medicine orthopedics

Patients’ Own Fat Tissue Can Help Treat Joint Problems

A new device gently suctions, processes and uses a patient’s own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing.

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biorepository, Precision Medicine, Cancer, Cancer Research, Cancer Care, Rush University Medical Center, Tempus, Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Pathology, Rush University Cancer Center

Rush Collaborates with Tech Firm Tempus to Expand Cancer Biorepository

Rush has partnered with tech company Tempus to expand its biorepository of tissue samples from cancer patients in order to advance cancer care.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke, Lewy Bodies, Lewy Body Dementia, Dementia, Amyloid Plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, brain pathology, Rush University Medical Center

Genes Associated with Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

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Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains.

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Zambia, Africa, Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, neuroinfectious disease, HIV, Global Health, Medical residencies, Neuroimmunology, Igor Koralnik

Neurology Residents from Rush Will Bring Care to Zambia, Sharpened Clinical Skills Back to America

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Starting in the 2017-18 school year, two Rush neurology residents will complete a one-month rotation in Zambia, Africa, each year as part of a new elective rotation run by Dr. Igor Koralnik, chairperson of the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush Medical College and chief of the Section of Neuroinfectious Diseases.

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Rush System Hospitals Receive Straight A’s for Safety

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All three Rush hospitals – Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush-Copley Medical Center – have received an ‘A’ grade, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization. Leapfrog announced the latest round of its twice-yearly safety grades today.

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Rush Offering Electronic ‘House Calls’

Innovative new technology will make Rush University Medical Center among the first health care providers in the United States to offer primary care patients the convenience of an online medical evaluation service. Called Rush SmartExam, the web-based application will allow a patient to conduct an electronic consultation (or e-visit) with a physician, who will determine a diagnosis and treatment plan that may include prescriptions. Rush will begin offering SmartExam to some patients in April, making it the first provider in Illinois to use the service.

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Time Delays in Vending Machines Prompt Healthier Snack Choices

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center have discovered that delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options.







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