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Lifebridge Health Wins Trailblazer Award

For the second year in a row, LifeBridge Health received a Trailblazer Award for environmental excellence. The award, given by Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E), honors the organization’s work in acquiring grant funding from Baltimore Gas and Electric to replace fluorescent lights with LED lamps and providing assistance to staff at several other Maryland hospitals in an effort to duplicate energy successes.



Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Treatment, Immunotherapy Clinical Trials, Dr. Nasser K. Altorki, Dr. Joshua Sonett

Experimental Vaccine Sets Sights on Lung Cancer

An experimental immunotherapy may someday become the newest weapon against lung cancer. Physician-scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center are enrolling patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as part of an ongoing Phase III trial. The experimental immunotherapy is intended to prevent cancer recurrence in patients who have already undergone surgical removal of the tumor. The therapy works by exposing the body to a protein called melanoma-associated antigen-A3 (MAGE-A3), normally produced by lung cancer cells.


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AACR and University of Catania Establish the Margaret Foti Award for Best Thesis in Translational Oncology

The American Association for Cancer Research, in cooperation with the University of Catania Ph.D. Oncology Program and the Italian League Against Cancer of Catania, announces the establishment of the "Margaret Foti Award" for the best thesis in translational oncology. The first awards will be given on Dec. 2, 2010, in Catania, Italy.


Pharmacy Students Take Lead On Elderly Drug Adherence


At gerontology meeting, University of Md. School of Pharmacy students unravel Medicare data on patients adhering to meds for multiple medical conditions.


Stem Cell, Stem Cell Biology, Cardiac Stem Cell, cardiac stem cell research, Aging, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research, Heart Research

Arjun Deb Awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators


On Nov. 16, 2010, at the annual AHA meeting in Chicago, Arjun Deb, MD, was awarded the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators. Deb is an assistant professor of medicine and of cell and molecular physiology, and a member of the McAllister Heart Institute and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Neuroscience, Neuroscience Network, Jefferson Hospital For Neuroscience, Underwood Memorial Hospital, Stroke

Underwood-Memorial Hospital Joins the Jefferson Neuroscience Network

Underwood-Memorial Hospital of Woodbury, New Jersey has joined the Jefferson Neuroscience Network (JNN) as one of the first New Jersey participants. Through this collaboration, Jefferson and Underwood will provide some of the most sophisticated care and expertise available to patients with time-sensitive neurovascular diseases.



Skin Cancer, Celebrex

Celebrex May Help Prevent Some Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

New research shows the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses lesions and are at high risk for having the disease.



Melanoma, c-kit gene, nilotnib, Tasigna

International Clinical Trial Tests Targeted Drug for Melanoma

Rush University Medical Center has just enrolled the first U.S. patient in an international clinical trial testing a novel drug to treat certain kinds of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer that in its advanced stages currently has few effective treatments.



Arsenic-Polluted Water Toxic to Bangladesh Economy

The well-reported arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh – called the “largest mass poisoning of a population in history” by the World Health Organization and known to be responsible for a host of slow-developing diseases – has now been shown to have an immediate and toxic effect on the struggling nation’s economy.


Law and Public Policy


Senate Backing of New FDA Powers a Step in Right Direction

Craig Altier, associate professor of population medicine and diagnostic science at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, comments on U.S. Senate approval today of a long-stalled food safety bill that was partially inspired by last summer’s Salmonella contamination of eggs.

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