Perelman School of Medicine

Simple – But Not Easy – Steps to Prevent Cancer

October 4, 2015

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on lifestyle factors that can help prevent cancer.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Nap Pods’ to Pop Up in Midtown Village

October 2, 2015

Namni Goel of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how naps are helpful in staying productive after the midday slump.

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What Doesn’t Work Against Hot Flashes

October 5, 2015

Sarah Mathews of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that could raise patients’ awareness about herbal supplements and medications not regulated by the FDA that are said to help treat menopausal hot flashes.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Video: Spark Therapeutics Gene Therapy Hits Goals in Blindness

October 5, 2015

Albert Maguire of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about testing a gene therapy product to help restore vision.

Article Source: CNBC

Video: The Latest Advances in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

October 1, 2015

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how Angelina Jolie’s transparency about testing positive for a BRCA1 mutation has impacted public awareness about the fight against breast cancer.

How Zombies Might Help Me Lose Weight

September 28, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests making small changes to daily routine to help improve health habits.

Article Source: Washington Post

Audio: Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Works to Reduce Hot Flashes, Penn Study Finds

September 27, 2015

Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for studying alternative therapies, including acupuncture, to treat hot flashes.

Brain Stimulation Holds Promise in Autism Treatment

September 24, 2015

Michael Platt of the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the potential benefits of transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Article Source: Newsweek
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658September 17, 2015

Cancer Doesn't Sleep: The Myc Oncogene Disrupts Circadian Rhythm and Metabolism in Cancer Cells, Finds New Penn Study

Myc is a cancer-causing gene responsible for disrupting the normal 24-hour internal rhythm and metabolic pathways in cancer cells, found a team led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Postdoctoral fellow Brian Altman, PhD, and doctoral student Annie Hsieh, MD, both from the lab of senior author Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, director of the Abramson Cancer Center, study body clock proteins associated with cancer cells.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653September 16, 2015

Penn Team Pinpoints Immune Changes in Blood of Melanoma Patients on PD-1 Drugs That Put Potential Biomarker within Reach

A simple blood test can detect early markers of “reinvigorated” T cells and track immune responses in metastatic melanoma patients after initial treatment with the anti-PD-1 drug pembrolizumab, researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania report in new research being presented at the inaugural CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference.