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Novel Biomarker Found in Ovarian Cancer Patients Can Predict Response to Therapy

Researchers have identified an independent prognostic factor, cancer/testis antigen 45, that is associated with extended disease-free survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer. Patients with high levels of CT45 in their tumors lived more than...
14-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy via Skin Protects Mice From Lethal Cocaine Doses

A study in Nature Biomedical Engineering shows that skin stem cells, modified via CRISPR and transplanted back to donor mice, can protect addicted mice from cocaine-seeking and overdose.
14-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For women with genetic risk, twice-a-year MRI beats mammograms

Getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans twice a year instead of one annual mammogram is far more effective at detecting early breast cancers in young women with a high-risk genetic profile than mammograms alone, according to a research team...
12-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study First to Report Sexual Behavior Norms Among U.S. Adults with Dementia Living at Home

The majority of partnered, home-dwelling people in the U.S. with dementia are sexually active, according to a University of Chicago Medicine study out this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
12-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Collaboration with Almoosa Specialist Hospital to bring UChicago Medicine’s clinical expertise to patients in Saudi Arabia

The University of Chicago Medicine and Almoosa Specialist Hospital, a private hospital in the Al-Ahsa region of Saudi Arabia offering comprehensive medical care, have signed a collaboration agreement.
11-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ovarian Cancer: Quick Steps to Widespread Disease

Ovarian cancer cells that interact with cancer-associated fibroblasts can mobilize glycogen as an energy source, leading to proliferation, invasion and metastasis. Blocking glycogen mobilization in cancer cells might reduce tumor spread.
6-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Non-Canonical Strategy May Improve Cancer Radiotherapy

Interactions between radiation therapy and the immune system can improve cancer treatment. The cellular carnage caused by radiation attracts scavengers, such as dendritic cells, that present cancer cell fragments to T cells. This study suggests...
27-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds 1 in 12 Children Taking Multiple Medications at Risk

According to a new study, about one in five children regularly use prescription medications, and nearly one in 12 of those children are at risk for experiencing a harmful drug- drug interaction.
27-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Cervical Cancer Expert Available to Comment on New USPSTF Guidelines

22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions

Deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, beneficial and difficult New Year’s resolutions. Smoking reminders are abundant, nicotine withdrawal is difficult and the resolution process itself is flawed.
29-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST

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Quitting cigarettes: One of the toughest new year’s resolutions; UChicago Medicine expert offers tips on getting past “false hope syndrome”

29-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Dr. Tao Xie: Researcher and Medical Expert in Parkinson's Disease. @uchicagomed

17-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST

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Dr. Bishop @Uchicagomed Knows CAR T-Cell Therapy Backward and Forward

30-Aug-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

19-Jul-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

19-Jul-2017 8:05 PM EDT

FDA Approval Granted to Pediatric Device Used to Treat Esophageal Birth Defect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device was...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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