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Early Trial of New Drug Shows Promise for Patients with Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer


In patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, infusion of pembrolizumab produced durable responses in almost one out of five patients. One of the 27 patients had a complete response and four had a partial response. Seven more patients...
9-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

University of Chicago Medicine Seeks to Expand Pediatric Trauma Care

The University of Chicago Medicine is taking formal steps to raise the age limit of its pediatric trauma program by two years to include 16- and 17-year-old children.
8-Dec-2014 8:00 PM EST

University of Chicago to Establish Genomic Data Commons

The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation’s most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research programs.
2-Dec-2014 12:00 AM EST

University of Chicago Receives Gluten-Free Accreditation

The University of Chicago has received certification from the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Accreditation Program for its medical center and campus food service operations.
24-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Every Step You Take: STING Pathway Key to Tumor Immunity

A protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an anti-tumor response by the body’s innate immune system, according to two separate studies in Immunity. The results have major...
20-Nov-2014 9:45 AM EST

MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics Awarded to Prominent Oregon Physician Susan Tolle for End-of-Life Patient Care

The 2014 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics will be presented to Susan Tolle, MD, for pioneering work improving communication regarding end-of-life care. Tolle will receive the largest award in clinical medical ethics during this week’s...
11-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Chicago Biomedical Consortium Announces $3 Million Infrastructure Initiative


The Chicago Biomedical Consortium is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools...
10-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

Surgery for Sleep Apnea Improves Asthma Control


Children who had their tonsils and adenoids removed for obstructive sleep apnea also had dramatic reductions in acute asthma exacerbations, acute status asthmaticus, asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits in the first large study of the...
31-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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