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Researchers Find Method That Could Resurrect an Abandoned Pancreatic Cancer Targeted Drug
Thomas Jefferson University researchers have now found a mechanism that could be responsible for Pancreatic cancer's resistance to at least one targeted approach.
Edith Mitchell Named Member of Blue Ribbon Panel to Inform Scientific Direction of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative
Edith Mitchell, M.D., Professor of Medical Oncology and researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University was appointed one of 28 cancer experts that will provide input on Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Thomas Jefferson University Joins White House’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to Support Research on Functional Fabrics
The U.S. Department of Defense, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Drexel University have tapped MEDstudio@JEFF at Thomas Jefferson University as one of 31 academic institutions to partner in a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace.
For Prostate Cancer, More Radiation May Not Improve Survival
New technology has enabled doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects. However, a new study shows that escalating the dose may not actually help a patient in the long term, at least not patients with localized prostate cancer.
Allowing Women to Extend Labor Reduces Rate of Cesarean Delivery
When women in labor are given more time to deliver their baby than current guidelines recommend, their incidence of cesarean delivery drops by 55 percent, say researchers at Thomas Jefferson University.
Jefferson Announces New Chief Financial Officer, Peter L. DeAngelis, Jr., CPA, MBA, FHFMA
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health welcomes Peter L. DeAngelis Jr. as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College Students Win Second Place in American Medical Association’s Medical Education Innovation Challenge
Four students from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University were recently honored with the second place prize at the American Medical Association’s Medical Education Innovation Challenge.
Jefferson researchers find highly active gene in aggressive human lung cancer
Scientists believe that “conserved” genes — those found in life forms that range from bacteria to plants, insects and humans — perform vital biological functions across species. And limited research on one of those genes, Nitrilase 1 (Nit1), suggested it acts to inhibit cancer development.
Stress Pushes Cells to Die When Gatekeeper of Calcium Use in Mitochondria is Dysfunctional
Malfunctioning mitochondria — the power plants in cells — are behind the damage caused by strokes, heart attacks, and neurodegenerative diseases, but little has been known about how to stop these reactors from melting down, destroying cells and tissue.