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Article ID: 719148

Study finds new way to make chemotherapy more effective against pancreatic cancer

Mayo Clinic

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal malignancy that most often is resistant to chemotherapy. Researchers have been searching for ways to increase the sensitivity of the tumors to cancer-fighting drugs. A Mayo Clinic-led study published today opens a promising new front in that battle.

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Newswise: 3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes
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3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery and a shorter stay in the hospital afterward.

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16-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719183

Study shows Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Texas is ranked in the top quarter of the U.S. for its worksite lactation support initiatives, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The study, published recently in the Journal of Human Lactation, was the first of its kind to identify and describe statewide worksite breastfeeding initiatives.

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18-Sep-2019 10:50 AM EDT
Newswise: Roswell Park Moving Unique Immunotherapy Platform Forward With $6.42 Million DoD Grant

Article ID: 719179

Roswell Park Moving Unique Immunotherapy Platform Forward With $6.42 Million DoD Grant

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is moving a new three-part strategy for treating advanced cancers forward with support from a DoD grant that will fund a clinical trial in patients with brain-metastatic breast cancer.

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18-Sep-2019 10:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719182

Wisconsin Physicians Honored for Cross-Specialty Collaboration to Advance Skin Cancer Treatment

American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor board to optimize care for melanoma patients at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Newswise: Tulane University student spends summer conducting brain tumor research in Switzerland

Article ID: 719173

Tulane University student spends summer conducting brain tumor research in Switzerland

Tulane University

Tulane University senior James Rogers has been charting a course in the name of research since he arrived on campus in the fall of 2016. Rogers’ journey has led him from New Orleans to Bethesda, Md., across the Atlantic to Scotland and, most recently, Switzerland, where he spent the summer as a visiting research scholar in the Brain Tumor Center at the University Hospital Zürich (USZ).

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18-Sep-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Newswise: U.S. Comptroller Appoints Chiropractor Christine Goertz as Chair of PCORI Board

Article ID: 719186

U.S. Comptroller Appoints Chiropractor Christine Goertz as Chair of PCORI Board

American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that ACA Senior Scientific Advisor Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, has been appointed by the Comptroller of the United States to a three-year term as chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors.

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