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New AACI President to Focus on “The Academic Difference” at Top Cancer Centers

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George J. Weiner, MD, director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, will focus on "The Academic Difference" at leading cancer centers as he begins a two-year term as president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

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Case Western Reserve, Cuyahoga County, YMCA of Greater Cleveland Collaborate for $13 Million in Public Health Grants

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is a key player in nearly $13.32 million in federal grants awarded to improve community health in Northeast Ohio. CDC renewed the PRCHN’s grant for $4.35 million over five years.

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Improved Mouse Model Will Accelerate Research on Potential Ebola Vaccines, Treatments

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Researchers develop first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. This work will significantly improve basic research on Ebola treatments and vaccines.

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National Quality and Safety Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center Among Top Performing Academic Medical Centers in the Country

Rush University Medical Center has received the UHC’s (University HealthSystem Consortium) Quality Leadership Award, ranking fifth among 104 academic medical centers in the UHC’s annual study. Rush is the only medical center in Illinois to be listed among the 12 top ranking medical centers.

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Proton Therapy Shown to be Less Costly than Some Alternative Radiotherapy Techniques for Early Stage Breast Cancer

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In terms of duration of treatment and cost, patients with early stage breast cancer may benefit from accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy versus whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.

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UT Southwestern Microbiologist Awarded Prestigious NIH Research Grant

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Dr. John Schoggins, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received a prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Synthetic Lethality Offers a New Approach to Kill Tumor Cells

The scientific community has made significant strides in recent years in identifying important genetic contributors to malignancy and developing therapeutic agents that target altered genes and proteins. A recent approach to treat cancer called synthetic lethality takes advantage of genetic alterations in cancer cells that make them more susceptible to certain drugs. Alan F. List, MD, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, co-authored an article on synthetic lethality featured in the October 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Distinguished Expert, Charles Powell, MD, Available to Discuss Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

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