Univerity of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine: Facts and Figures
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- Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $5.4 million Grant to Find Genetic Drivers of Testicular Cancer October 28, 2020 The international hunt to find more genetic risk markers for testicular cancer is expanding. A team of researchers led by Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center and the Pearl Basser Professor for BRCA-Related Research in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was recently awarded $5.4 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to continue the long-standing genomics work of the TEsticular CAncer Consortium (TECAC).
- Fatal Police Shootings Among Black Americans Remain High, Unchanged Since 2015 October 28, 2020 Police shootings of unarmed Black people in the United States were three times higher than that of white people between 2015 and the beginning of 2020, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, Yale University, and Drexel University.
- Penn Study Supports Use of Radiation Before CAR Therapy for Multiple Myeloma October 27, 2020 Administering radiation therapy to multiple myeloma patients waiting for CAR T cells to be manufactured was found to be safe and undisruptive to CAR T therapy, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania to be presented Tuesday, October 27, at the virtual American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting (Abstract #35562).
- ‘Fast’ MRI Detects Breast Cancers that 3-D Mammograms May Miss October 27, 2020 Beth Reisboard, 76, was relieved in 2018 when she received the results from her annual mammogram: “Negative.”
- Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases October 26, 2020 Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine.