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Practice-Changing Study Offers New Option for Tough Breast Cancer Cases
Despite advances in managing and curing some forms of breast cancer, women whose disease becomes metastatic have fewer effective options. A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer recurrence for women with hormone-receptor (HR+) positive metastatic breast cancer.
Karen E. Knudson, PhD to Lead the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Knudsen is an internationally recognized researcher and highly respected leader in her field with a strong vision for future of the SKCC. Jefferson is proud to announce her new role and position.
Thomas Jefferson University & Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine Pledge Cooperation
Leading medical institutions seek to expand ties, exchange personnel and collaborate on research
Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-repair Surgery
A new study demonstrates for the first time that an antimicrobial dye activated by light avidly adheres to bone to prevent bacteria from growing on bone fragments used in reconstructive surgery, and remove any bacteria that has already attached, thereby sterilizing the bone for surgery.
Jefferson & Abington Now One
Jefferson and Abington Health today announced their “hub and hub” merger has been completed, marking a new era in urban/suburban access to some of the nation’s finest clinicians, scientists, academicians and healthcare professionals.
Cytokine May Play a Major Role in Multiple Sclerosis
Jefferson researchers discover the role of a major cytokine in multiple sclerosis that could be a target for new therapy against the disease.
Inducing Labor at Full Term Not Associated with Higher C-section Rates
A new analysis pooled the results from five randomized controlled trials including 844 women, and found no link between induction and rates of C section in uncomplicated pregnancies of singleton babies at full term. The results were published online April 13th in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Jefferson Nursing Researchers Propose Leveraging QR Codes in Patient Resources
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Nursing recently published an article in the Journal of Nursing Education describing a doctoral-level practicum experience for nursing students that focused on the creation of patient resource guides using QR codes.
How to Get Smarter on Pills for Seniors
Physicians are often unaware of all the medications a patient is taking, which can result in unnecessary additional prescriptions, non-prescription medications and potential drug-drug interactions that cause unexpected adverse effects.
Joint Fluid Harbors Bacterial Clumps after Joint Replacement Despite Pre-Surgery Antibiotics
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the National Institutes of Health are building on their research which seeks to understand why joint infections persist despite standards of care designed to stop them.