April 26, 2010
Cataldo Doria, M.D., Ph.D., Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and director of the Division of Transplantation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the first transplant surgeon in the United States to use a new totally artificial liver assist device as a bridge to transplantation.
April 22, 2010
Sun Yong (Sunny) Lee, M.D., has recently been appointed assistant director at the Jefferson Breast Care Center , and has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
April 21, 2010
According to study conducted at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), non-invasive coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a cost-effective alternative to invasive cardiac catheterization in the care of patients who have positive stress test results but a less than 50 percent chance of actually having significant coronary artery disease (CAD). The study will be published in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org). CAD is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. If left untreated, it can lead to a heart attack.
April 19, 2010
The role of genes and proteins in cancer control is well known, but now researchers at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center have found a cluster of microRNA (miRNA) molecules that act to suppress the invasive spread of breast cancer.
April 19, 2010
Bladder cancer often becomes aggressive and spreads in patients
despite treatment, but now researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein they believe is involved in pushing tumors to become invasive – and deadly.
April 16, 2010
Rex G. Mathew, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., vice president of Emergency Medicine Clinical Operations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) has been named the Emergency Department Director of the Year by the Emergency Medicine Foundation and Blue Jay Consulting. Dr. Mathew will receive his award at the American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Department Director’s Academy on April 26th.
April 14, 2010
In the United States alone there are approximately 7.5 million people who have trouble using their voices. To commemorate ‘World Voice Day’ on April 16th the Jefferson Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is asking the public to assess their voice quality and recognize that harmful speaking techniques, alcohol, and tobacco abuse can irrevocably damage the voice.
April 13, 2010
Molecular biologist Jonathan Brody, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, has been awarded a 2010 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Career Development Award in memory of Skip Viragh. This two-year grant awards $200,000 to Dr. Brody to help support his innovative research in pancreatic cancer. He will receive recognition for his work at the 2010 AACR annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 20th.