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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937August 18, 2011

Relationship Between Exercise, Breast Cancer Recurrence to Be Studied by New Penn Med Center

PHILADELPHIA — A $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a new center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on the relationship between exercise, weight loss, and improving the length and quality of life for the nation's 12 million cancer survivors.

Projects in the Penn Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Survivor Center will include:

Vitamin B Battles Erectile Dysfunction

August 18, 2011

Howard Herrmann of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on erectile dysfunction.

Article Source: MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Local Doctor Warns of Potentially Dangerous Effects of Controversial Cancer Treatment

August 17, 2011

Stephen Rubin of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on a controversial cancer treatment.

Article Source: CBSPhilly.com

Tell Us: Should Philly Schools Offer Better Sex Ed?

August 16, 2011

A study led by John Jemmott of the Perelman School of Medicine about abstinence education is referenced.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Local Kidney-Donation Chain Links Mismatched Pairs to Benefit Many Patients

August 17, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on kidney chain donations.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

2011 White Coat Ceremony

On August 12, Larry Jameson, the newly inaugurated executive vice president of the University for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, helped launch the medical school careers of 170 first-year students as they donned their first white coats and marked the beginning of their journey into the art and science of healing.

The Anti-Vaccination Peril

August 16, 2011

The Center for Bioethics of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for information on vaccination exemptions.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183August 15, 2011

Penn-designed Triple Therapy Regime Puts Leukemic Form of Cutaneous Lymphoma in Remission

PHILADELPHIA — A three-pronged immunotherapy approach nearly doubles five-year survival among patients with rare leukemic form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, reports a new study by dermatologists from the Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why Secret ‘Doctor Shopping’ Studies Are Necessary

August 15, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an article on secret “doctor shopping.”

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 15, 2011

Researchers at Penn Identify a Target That Could Combat Allergies of Early Childhood

PHILADELPHIA — A pandemic of ailments called the "allergic march" -- the gradual acquisition of overlapping allergic diseases that commonly begins in early childhood -- has frustrated both parents and physicians. For the last three decades, an explosion of eczema, food allergies, hay fever, and asthma have afflicted children in the United States, the European Union, and many other countries.