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Penn Medicine and Grand View Health Announce Orthopaedic Care Partnership

The alliance between Penn Medicine and Grand View Health will expand access to orthopaedic care for patients in Pennsylvania's Bucks and Montgomery counties and their surrounding areas.
16-Jul-2019 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Early and Ongoing Experiences of Weight Stigma Linked to Self-Directed Weight Shaming

Researchers at Penn Medicine surveyed more than 18,000 adults enrolled in a commercial weight management program, and found that participants who internalized weight bias the most tended to be younger, female, have a higher body mass index, and have...
15-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Adding Immunotherapy After Initial Treatment Can Benefit Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients

Treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab after they’ve completed locally ablative therapy almost tripled the median progression-free survival compared to the historical average.
9-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Synthetic Biologist Named Penn Presidential Professor

César de la Fuente, PhD, has joined the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a Presidential Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Microbiology, in addition to the department of Bioengineering at Penn.
11-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cardiac Genetic Mutation May Not Always Predict Heart Disease

One in 10 people with dilated cardiomyopathy were born with a mutation in the TTN gene, but – until now – it has been unclear whether everyone with these mutations will inevitably develop the condition. Researchers found that 95 percent of...
28-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify New Way to Make Cancer Self-Destruct

Researchers have identified a new pathway that can cause cancer to grow too quickly and die from the stress.
27-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Can Be Just as Effective as Full Courses in Treating Prostate Cancer

Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard dose levels and treatments and is safe for patients
1-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Hospitals to be Named 2019 Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign

All six of Penn Medicine’s hospitals will be recognized as 2019 leaders in LGBTQ healthcare equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
1-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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