Penn, CHOP: Promising New Results From Immunotherapy

December 8, 2015

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading immunotherapy trials.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Researchers Observe Effects of Art on the Brain

December 7, 2015

Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on how brain damage affects working artists.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653December 7, 2015

Testosterone-Lowering Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

Men taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer were almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the years that followed than those who didn’t undergo the therapy, an analysis of medical records from two large hospital systems by Penn Medicine and Stanford University researchers has shown.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964December 7, 2015

Penn Study Points to Economic and Racial Barriers That Impact the Treatment of Psoriasis

In the first known study to examine the prevalence and treatment of psoriasis in older Americans, experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that black patients receiving Medicare are less likely to receive biologic therapies –medications derived from human or animal cells or tissues – for the treatment of mo

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 7, 2015

Winter and Holiday 2015 Health Tips from Penn

The winter months come with their own special health challenges. From delicious food everywhere you look to harsh weather conditions to the stress of creating a perfect holiday, the season can be challenging.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 3, 2015

Gene Pair Plays Crucial Role in Colon Cancer, Penn Vet Team Shows

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings.

Disease: Closing the Door on HIV

December 2, 2015

Jim RileyCarl June and Pablo Tebas 

Article Source: Nature

Audio: A Bad Night’s Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think

December 2, 2015

Heather Schofield of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of chronic sleep deprivation.

Audio: Families and Money

November 30, 2015

Ellen Berman of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about how to handle finances and families.

Where to Draw the Line on Gene-editing Technology

November 30, 2015

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about boundaries of genetic engineering

Article Source: Scientific American