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Penn Medicine Valley Forge Offering Patients Advanced PET/CT Scanner

15 Apr 2014 – Penn Medicine Valley Forge is now equipped with the most advanced, non-invasive imaging technique—a PET/CT scanner—available to patients today. The technology at Valley Forge will mainly be used in the oncology setting, helping to stage disease and guide radiation treatment plans. Read more

Shared Decision Making During Radiation Therapy Improves Patient Satisfaction, May Help Alleviate Anxiety, Depression

15 Apr 2014 – Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the journal... Read more

Penn Researchers Determine Mechanism by Which Lung Function is Regulated in Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome

10 Apr 2014 – Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, skin and kidneys. Read more

Penn Researchers Receive National Clinical Research Award for Cardiovascular Science Breakthroughs

10 Apr 2014 – Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) are among the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their work in cardiovascular science. Read more

Penn Medicine Receives 1.45 Million Dollars to Speed Research for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases

8 Apr 2014 – Two Penn Medicine research teams have received a total of 1,450,000 dollars in funding commitments from CurePSP, the Foundation for PSP / CBD and Related Brain Diseases, to study rare neurodegenerative disorders that cause motor, balance and cognitive impairment. Read more

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