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Promising Prostate Cancer Treatment Should Be Considered Experimental
Despite the growing desire by radiation oncologist to use high-dose brachytherapy alone to treat prostate cancer, the treatment should be considered experimental at this point, say...
A Link between Hormones and DNA Repair Provide New Clues to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer
For advanced prostate cancers, new strategies for therapeutic intervention are urgently needed, and require a better understanding of how tumor cells go from slow growth to aggressive...
A Small Molecule Inhibitor of Jak2-Stat5 Signaling Pathway Stops Growth of Primary as well as Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancer
An experimental drug targeting Jak2-Stat5 signaling blocks growth of both primary prostate cancer and prostate cancer that has become castrate-resistant, a state in which the cancer is...
Researchers Hone New Approach to Rabies Vaccine
Researchers at the Jefferson Vaccine Center, report significant progress in the "holy grail" of rabies research — development of a single-dose vaccine.
Researchers Find New Clues to Treat Rare and Aggressive Inflammatory Breast Cancer
A study led by investigators from Thomas Jefferson University's Kimmel Cancer Center has discovered molecular clues that may help physicians therapeutically target inflammatory breast...
Jefferson Names Ralph J. Roberts Professorship in Cardiology
Michael P. Savage, MD, Receives Endowed Professorship in Comcast Founder's Name.
Need to Analyze Your Next-Generation Sequencing Data? Thomas Jefferson University's New Web-Based Resource Makes the Task Easy
In the early 1990s, an international effort was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to sequence the human genome. The project took 13 years, involved many...
Weekend Workshops in Biotechnology Start June 29
Faculty from the Department of Bioscience Technologies at Thomas Jefferson University's Jefferson School of Health Professions are offering Weekend Workshops in Biotechnology starting June 29...
Tool to Ensure Accuracy of Radiation Treatment Plan Will Improve Quality and Save Time for Cancer Patients
It is critical that a cancer treatment plan that uses radiation be checked, and checked again, before patients are exposed to the therapy. Radiation mistakes can reduce survival, increased toxicity...
Protein in Blood Exerts Natural Anti-Cancer Protection
Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University's Kimmel Cancer Center have discovered that decorin, a naturally occurring protein that circulates in the blood, acts as a potent inhibitor of tumor...