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September 11 , 2013
September 11 , 2013

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 behaviors that threaten patient lives.
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September 03 , 2013
September 03 , 2013

Jefferson Welcomes James C Krieg MD Professor and Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care

James C. Krieg, M.D., has joined the Rothman Institute at Jefferson as Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
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August 29 , 2013
August 29 , 2013

Jefferson Radiation Oncologist Receives Young Investigator Award from Prostate Cancer Foundation

The award, in the amount of $225,000, will be used to further her research in caloric restriction to decrease tumor growth and metastases in prostate cancer patients.
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August 26 , 2013

A Small Molecule Inhibitor of Jak2 Stat5 Stops Growth of Primary Aggressive Prostate Cancer

An experimental drug targeting Jak2-Stat5 signaling blocks growth of both primary prostate cancer and prostate cancer that has become castrate-resistant in animal models of prostate cancer.
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August 26 , 2013

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.
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August 23 , 2013
August 23 , 2013

Raymond Penn PhD Awarded Grant to Study New Therapies for Treatment of Asthma

Raymond Penn, Ph.D., the new director of the Center for Translational Medicine and Director of Pulmonary Research in the newly established Jefferson-Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center has been awarded a research grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to identify new therapies for the treatment of asthma.
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August 21 , 2013

Jefferson Receives CASE Award for Fundraising Excellence

Thomas Jefferson University was recently recognized with an "Overall Performance Award" from the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) based on the analysis of the past three years' fundraising data.
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August 21 , 2013
August 21 , 2013

David A Sass MD FACP Appointed Medical Director for Jefferson Liver Transplant Program

Dr. Sass is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in gastroenterology, transplant hepatology, and internal medicine.
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August 07 , 2013
August 07 , 2013

Aspirin Can Be Used Safely Even During Major Pancreas Surgery To Prevent Heart Attacks And Strokes

A new study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals demonstrates for the first time that patients undergoing major pancreas operations can continue taking aspirin through the morning of surgery with no increased risk of bleeding.
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August 01 , 2013
August 01 , 2013

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 cancer (IBC), a highly aggressive form of breast cancer.
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