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Article ID: 717865

Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients

Moffitt Cancer Center

A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to change this mindset for radiation treatment with the development of a genomically-based model that can optimize and personalize a radiation dose to match an individual patient’s needs.

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22-Aug-2019 10:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717872

MD Anderson receives $55 million over five years in comprehensive cancer center status renewal

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson's status as one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers was renewed for $55 million over five years by the National Cancer Institute.

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22-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717864

Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics to increase lungs for transplantation in new building dedicated to medical discovery, innovation

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic in Florida's new Discovery and Innovation Building opened on Thursday, Aug. 22. Here, pioneering technology will increase the number of lungs available for transplant. The 75,000-square-foot building also will house an innovative Life Sciences Incubator that connects entrepreneurs with resources to bring medical solutions to market.

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22-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Michelle Jeong Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health and Center for Tobacco Studies

Article ID: 717784

Michelle Jeong Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health and Center for Tobacco Studies

Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health and the Center for Tobacco Studies is excited to announce that Michelle Jeong, PhD, has joined the department of health behavior, society and policy, as an assistant professor, and Center for Tobacco Studies as a member.

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22-Aug-2019 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717861

Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement Improves Some Outcomes in Severely Obese Patients

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a study in the August 21, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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22-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717855

E-cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC scientists found that the lungs of vapers – like the lungs of smokers – have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. The researchers also found that the nicotine in vaping liquids is responsible for the increase in protease enzymes.

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22-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT
Newswise: Tip Sheet: Do You Think About Your Child’s Back and Head Safety While Preparing for the School Year?

Article ID: 717823

Tip Sheet: Do You Think About Your Child’s Back and Head Safety While Preparing for the School Year?

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Many parents are probably thinking about their child’s school attire, lunch needs and doctor visits in preparation for the upcoming school year.

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22-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717809

Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Florida Atlantic University

Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care settings. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are limited, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up with a not-for-profit animal organization that trains therapy dogs to see if an animal-assisted intervention is feasible and effective at reducing stress in this setting. Results showed that levels of the stress biomarkers cortisol, alpha-amylase, and immunoglobulin A, significantly decreased following a 20-minute intervention with these dogs, regardless of post-traumatic stress symptom severity.

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22-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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