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Combination therapy may be better than radiotherapy alone to treat aggressive brain cancer
Radiotherapy effectively damages brain tumors but the cancer cells can repair themselves in order to live on. Now, researchers at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a strategy that combines radiotherapy with a drug that shuts down the ability of tumor to mend themselves.
Two forms of radiosurgery for brain metastases are equally effective
While two advanced radiosurgery approaches — Gamma Knife and RapidArc® — offer different strengths, they are equally effective at eradicating cancer in the brain, say researchers at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.
Prior Surgical Abortion Linked to Subsequent Preterm Birth
Surgical methods used in a common form of abortion or to clear the womb after a spontaneous miscarriage appears to significantly increase the risk of a later preterm birth.
Caregiver Perceptions of Needed Services for Autism Treatment Differ Among Racial and Ethnic Groups
Among families of children with autism spectrum disorder, perceived need for medical and support services differ among caregivers of different racial and ethnic groups, even after adjusting for child and family socioeconomic and other characteristics.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Associated with Reduced Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure
Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure.
Kennedy Health & Jefferson: Reimagining Region's Health Care
The chief executives of Kennedy Health and Jefferson announced today that their respective governing boards have voted to enter into a Letter of Intent and to move forward with a framework for potential integration of the two organizations.
Imaging test accurately detects extent of prostate cancer in patients
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found the method they developed to image the prostate appears to be much better at detecting prostate cancer than any other test — radiographical, biopsy or blood — in use today.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College Receives $2 Million Gift from Nancy and Jim Baxter to Support Scholarships and Diversity Programs
Thomas Jefferson University is proud to announce a $2 million gift from Nancy and Jim Baxter that will support the organization’s mission to promote and cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our patients, families, students, workforce, and the communities we serve.
Link Between Obesity and Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer Revealed
Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood. Now, a research team led by investigators at Thomas Jefferson University has revealed the biological connection, and in the process, has identified an approved drug that might prevent development of the cancer.