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Article ID: 691277

University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Now Among Select Institutions Certified to Administer CAR T-Cell Therapy for Lymphoma

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is now certified to offer a groundbreaking treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, in which a patient’s own immune cells are genetically engineered to recognize and attack the cancer.

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19-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689397

Pivotal Study of Focused Ultrasound to Treat Parkinson's Disease

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)) are leading a phase 3 study to test the safety and efficacy of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound on the brain in order to treat Parkinson’s disease. The pivotal study is the final step before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider approving the new technology for widespread use as a nonsurgical treatment option to eliminate key motor symptoms of this common neurological condition.

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12-Feb-2018 4:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 688223

Novel Gene Mutations Link High HDL Cholesterol and Apparent Protection From Heart Disease

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have uncovered genetic mutations that may explain why people with high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good cholesterol,” have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

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7-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 687244

First Stereotactic Radiation Therapy System Designed to Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer Receives FDA Clearance

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

The GammaPod ™ – a first-of-its kind stereotactic radiotherapy system to treat early stage breast cancer – has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), paving the way for the manufacturer to bring the system to market for the treatment of breast cancer patients.

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22-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 686265

Study Uses Genetic Testing to Personalize Treatment for Deadly Blood Cancer

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

A clinical trial using genetic testing to match acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with new therapies is now open at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC). The center is one of seven cancer centers nationwide participating in the Beat AML® Master Trial, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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6-Dec-2017 11:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 685942

University of Maryland School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons to Receive Prestigious International Research Award

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

A research team led by Mohit N. Gilotra, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), will receive the prestigious 2018 Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) for a clinical study that demonstrated an effective method to potentially reduce the risk of serious infection following shoulder surgery.

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30-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
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    27-Nov-2017 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 685669

Scientists Identify Key Factors That Help Microbes Thrive In Harsh Environments

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Three new studies by University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified key factors that help microbes survive in harsh environments.

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22-Nov-2017 1:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 685186

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

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14-Nov-2017 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 684351

New Study: Innovative Heart Device Is Safe and Effective

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

A new study finds that the Harpoon Mitral Valve Repair System, an image-guided device based on technology developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is safe and effective.

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1-Nov-2017 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681234

New Clinical Trial Explores Combining Immunotherapy and Radiation for Newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating a new approach to treat high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas by combining two immunotherapy drugs with radiation therapy to stimulate the immune system to destroy the main tumor as well as leftover microscopic cancer cells that may seed other tumors.

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20-Sep-2017 11:50 AM EDT
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