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Radiation May Lower Potential for Side Effects of CAR T Therapy in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Treating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) patients with radiation therapy as an additional treatment while they wait for their CAR T cells to be manufactured may reduce the risk of CAR T therapy side effects once it is administered.
10-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Electric Pill Bottles and Text Messaging Not Enough to Affect Blood Pressure Control

Blood pressure levels in hypertension patients was not improved when they were issued electronic pill bottles or took part in automated texting programs.
17-Sep-2019 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn’s Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, Part of Team Awarded Stand Up 2 Cancer Grant

A new $3 million grant to support a clinical trial evaluating a combination therapy to prevent triple-negative breast cancer from recurring, which will be led in the clinic by Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, the Alan and Jill Miller Professor in Breast...
16-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Function Similar to Uninfected Organs One Year After Transplant

Kidneys from donors who were infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) function just as well as uninfected kidneys throughout the first year following transplantation, according to a new Penn Medicine study.
6-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Announces Completion of Exclusive R&D Alliance With Novartis and Development of New Focused Relationship

The University of Pennsylvania and Novartis have concluded their seven-year research and development alliance, which resulted in the world’s first approved gene therapy for cancer. They will continue to work together on a more narrow CAR T cell...
12-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two Studies Show Promise, Safety of Proton Therapy in the Brain in Children with Cancer

From improving outcomes in children with brain cancer to lowering the risk of damage to the brainstem in children with central nervous system tumors, a pair of new studies published today add to the growing body of research showing the potential...
11-Sep-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CAR T-Cell Therapy May Be Harnessed to Treat Heart Disease

A new Penn Medicine study, published in Nature, revealed, in mice, that CART T-cell therapy may now be harnessed to treat heart disease. Researchers used genetically modified T cells to target and remove activated fibroblasts that contribute to the...
6-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Add Competition to Improve Results

A clinical trial using a behaviorally designed gamification program found competition worked better than support or collaboration to increase daily step counts
5-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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