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New Test May Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancers


When blood was collected from the portal vein from patients with suspected pancreatic or bile duct cancer, researchers found circulating tumors cells in 100 percent of 18 patients, compared to only 4 out of 18 when using standard samples.
23-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The University of Chicago Medicine and Ingalls Health System Announce Intent to Combine


The University of Chicago Medicine and Ingalls Health System announced today that they signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to pursue a combined integrated health delivery system. The decision marks the culmination of Ingalls’ seven-month process of...
12-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Enormous Genetic Variation May Shield Tumors From Treatment


The most rigorous genetic sequencing ever carried out on a single tumor reveals far greater genetic diversity among cancer cells than anticipated, more than 100 million distinct mutations within the coding regions of its genes.
9-Nov-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pritzker Launches Program to Reshape Future of Medical Education

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will redevelop aspects of its curriculum so each student learns elements of health care delivery science, an emerging field studying the intersection of scientific research and the day-to-day...
6-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Can Dramatically Amplify Cancer Immunotherapy

Introducing certain bacteria into the digestive tracts of mice with melanoma can help their immune systems attack tumor cells. The gains were comparable to treatment with anti-cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. The combination of bacteria...
3-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pioneering Psychiatrist Earns Maclean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics

The 2015 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes will be presented to Laura Roberts, MD, MA, who is chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an...
2-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Call for Unified Initiative to Advance Microbiome Research

A group of leading scientists representing a wide range of disciplines has formed a unified initiative to support basic research, technological development and commercial applications to better understand Earth’s vast systems of microorganisms.
25-Oct-2015 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug for Digestive Problem Can Extend Survival for Many Advanced Cancer Patients

Advanced cancer patients given a drug designed to relieve constipation caused by pain killers lived longer with less tumor progression than those who did not receive or respond to the drug, researchers report at the American Society of...
22-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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