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The Medical Minute: Thyroid cancer surges. Is TMI responsible?
In most cases, the cause of thyroid cancer is unknown, according to Dr. David Goldenberg, chief of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Penn State Health.
Are you up-to-date? Penn State Health colorectal screening survey gains national attention
Life could look a lot different for Mike Hamonko than it does, thanks to
a screening colonoscopy that many people turning 50, the recommended age
for average-risk screening, dread and often postpone.
Cannabinoid compounds may inhibit growth of colon cancer cells
Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, Penn State College of Medicine researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may actually inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells in the lab.
Researcher to study exercise and medication adherence in older breast cancer survivors
The American Cancer Society has awarded $728,000 in funding to Penn State College of Medicine researcher Shirley Bluethmann to study whether exercise reduces joint pain and increases adherence to a type of lifesaving medication called aromatase inhibitors in women who have survived breast cancer. The five-year grant will support a clinical trial.
Penn State Health St. Joseph unveils Cancer Center expansion
A $5.5 million addition to Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center
featuring leading-edge radiation oncology technology is now open and
offering people in the Berks region a wider range of treatments close to
home. Penn State Health St. Joseph celebrated the expansion on
Mount Joy resident Tim Card made history at Penn State Cancer Institute as the first recipient of CAR-T therapy. Follow his journey to remission.
Suicide risk more than quadruples for people with cancer
People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Patient and Family Advisory Council
Penn State Health Medical Group - Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology develops a Patient and Family Advisory Council to address topics such as: patient care, patient advocacy, and patient and family experiences. The group plans to meet in early March of 2019. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Medical Minute: Screenings, vaccine prevent cervical cancer
Roughly 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. About 4,000 die from it, even though there’s a vaccine to prevent it.
The Medical Minute: Practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress
To practice mindfulness, you must pay attention. It might sound simple, but in our fast-paced society, being engaged in the present moment, on purpose and non-judgmentally, can be a challenge.
Lifesaving lymphoma treatment comes to Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State Cancer Institute introduces new lifesaving lymphoma treatment.
Optimizing technologies for discovering cancer cell mutations
A team of researchers has developed a new framework that can combine three existing methods of finding mutations -- or structural variants -- in the DNA of cancer cells into a single, more complete picture.
The Medical Minute: Mental health and overall wellness important for breast cancer patients
It’s bad enough that breast cancer attacks physical health, but it can also take a toll on mental health and overall wellness.
Antipsychotics may prove effective in killing drug-resistant cancer cells
Two current drugs used to treat psychosis and depression showed anti-cancer activity in mice by blocking the movement of cholesterol within drug-resistant cancer cells, according to Penn State Cancer Institute researchers.
New clues into how ‘trash bag of the cell’ traps and seals off waste
The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.