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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Initial Data from TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Initial Data from TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial



September 28, 2015—VIENNA and PHILADELPHIA and REDWOOD CITY, Calif.)—Initial results were announced today from the Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, a multi-center prospectively conducted trial of more than 10,000 women with early stage breast cancer sponsored by the National Cancer ...read more

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Rapid Blood Test for TB Shows Promise—The key goals of tuberculosis control—preventing and reducing transmission—both require prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment. But existing diagnostic tests can be time-consuming and require not-always-available sputum samples for detecting TB bacteria that might be present. In a new study, Dr. Jacqueline Achkar demonstrated that a panel of eight protein biomarkers in the... read more


Insights into Pediatric Cerebral MalariaSome 450,000 children die of malaria each year, with half those deaths from cerebral malaria (CM), a condition in which parasite-filled red blood cells clog the brain¹s blood vessels, causing brain swelling and coma. A research team led by Dr. Kami Kim worked with investigators at the Blantyre Malaria Project to examine brain tissue from... read more


Understanding an Anti-Cancer Mechanism—In response to mutagenic activation of an oncogene, cells respond with a mechanism called oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). In addition to causing a stable arrest of proliferation, OIS triggers a complex pro-inflammatory response called the Senescence-Associated Secretory Phenotype (SASP), which can signal the immune system to clear pre-cancerous cells. Dr. Matthew Gamble has discovered that a molecule called macroH2A1... read more

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The IUD Option

The IUD Option

Two recent studies from Einstein-Montefiore faculty spotlight the benefits of the intrauterine device (IUD), an extremely effective contraceptive that is underused by American women.

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Dr. Lisa Shulman

Dr. Lisa Shulman
  • Autism early diagnosis/identification
  • Learning disorders

Dr. Shulman is a developmental pediatrician with special expertise in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and learning disabilities. Her research interests ...read more

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