In a leap forward in understanding lethal cancers, researchers have found mutations in most melanomas that are unlike any they have seen before in cancer. Elaine Mardis, PhD, co-director of The Genome Institute at Washington University, discussed the findings in the New York Times.
Dr. Mardis also explained how non-coding mutations may drive cancer in The Scientist.
Pancreatic cancer specialist Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PhD, shared her thoughts about a new pancreatic cancer drug for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer with the New York Times.
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer found overall death rates continue to decline, but cases of some human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers are on the rise. Medical oncologist Loren Michel, MD, and gynecologic oncologist David Mutch, MD, spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the HPV vaccine and what the public should know.
WUSM residents from BJH are visiting beauty parlors and barbershops to help St. Louisans improve their health. Read more about their work in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A new study proposes a possible link between therapeutic aspirin usage and macular degeneration. Daniel Joseph, MD, a Barnes-Jewish ophthalmologist from The Retina Institute, explained with KTVI-TV why patients shouldn¹t necessarily stop taking their daily aspirin.
Could years of birth control use interfere with a woman¹s fertility? That¹s the question a new study at WUSM is looking to answer. More on KSDK-TV and KTVI-TV.
Amber Cooper, MD, shared details of a new study that finds chemicals in cosmetics, plastics and household cleaners could be causing women to go through menopause earlier than their peers. Watch it here on KMOV-TV.
The St. Louis region has been hit by a new strain of norovirus. Emergency physician Robert Poirier, MD, provided details on symptoms and treatment to KSDK¹s Talia Kaplan and the St. Louis Business Journal.
Ramsey Hachem, MD, a Washington University pulmonologist at BJH, spoke with MSNBC and KMOX about a new study finding that smokers¹ lungs are safe for transplant.
Doctors may one day treat some forms of blindness by altering the genetic program of the light-sensing cells of the eye. That¹s according to Joseph Corbo, MD, who shared more with United Press International. Click here for the WUSM news release.
A new project, The Human Connectome, is mapping the wiring of the mind. One of its principal investigators, David Van Essen, PhD, explained why it represents a huge advance in Discover Magazine. Click here for the WUSM news release.
Remember, you can hear transplant surgeon Jeffrey Lowell, MD, talk with KTRS¹ McGraw Milhaven about timely health news every Wednesday at 8:20 a.m.
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