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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 19, 2015

New Combination of Immunotherapy Drugs is Safe, Shrinks Tumors in Metastatic Melanoma Patients, Penn Study Finds

Once again, researchers at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center have extended the reach of the immune system in the fight against metastatic melanoma, this time by combining the checkpoint inhibitor tremelimumab with an anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody drug.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 19, 2015

Penn Medicine: Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy Tolerated Well by Patients with Advanced Mesothelioma, Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers

Genetically modified versions of patients’ own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers at the Per

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 20, 2015

Messenger RNA-associated Protein Drives Multiple Paths in T-cell Development, Penn Study Finds

RNA is both the bridge between DNA and the production of proteins that carry out the functions of life and what guides which and how much protein gets made.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 20, 2015

Two Different Carotid Artery Stenting Procedures Show Little Difference in Effectiveness, According to Penn Medicine Study

Use of either proximal embolic protection devices (P-EPDs) or distal filter embolic protection devices (F-EPDs) during elective carotid artery stenting results in low rates of in-hospital stroke and death, according to a new study from researchers at the 

12 Local Hospitals Score High in Medicare's New Star System

April 17, 2015

P.J. Brennan of the Perelman School of Medicine it quoted on patient satisfaction as a factor in better patient care.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 16, 2015

Penn Study Describes First Steps in Basic Biological Process

Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves.

Beatings, Murder, Rape in California Asylums

April 16, 2015

Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine says the closure of all large facilities should be rethought in the ca

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Penn Hosts Capital Project Session for Minority-owned Businesses

April 14, 2015

Glenn Bryan of Government and Community Affairs, 

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

New Drugs Bring New Side Effects for Cancer Patients

April 12, 2015

Corey LangerLynn Schuchter and 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

An Apple a Day Keeps Scientists Close at Hand

April 14, 2015

Kathryn Schmitz of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the use of apps to recruit test subjects.

Article Source: Business Day