Tuesday, January 22, 2013

UPMC CancerCenter Now Largest Accredited Cancer Network in U.S. For Radiation Oncology>

UPMC CancerCenter has received accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), making it the largest comprehensive cancer network in the country to be accredited in radiation oncology.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inaccurate Diagnoses of Melanoma by Smartphone Apps Could Delay Doctor Visits, Life-Saving Treatment>

Smartphone applications that claim to evaluate a user’s photographs of skin lesions for the likelihood of cancer instead returned highly variable and often inaccurate feedback, according to a study led by researchers at Pitt.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Improved Physician-Patient Communication Could Influence Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking>

Many obstetric care providers could benefit from additional communication training to effectively address smoking cessation with their pregnant patients, according to new research.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UPMC Brings Most Advanced Radiosurgery to Cancer Patients in Rome>

UPMC today officially opened the Advanced Radiosurgery Center of Excellence at San Pietro Fatebenefratelli (FBF) Hospital in Rome, where it will offer patients precisely delivered, high-dose radiation to treat the most challenging tumors.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pitt Vaccine Triggers Immunity to Prevent Colon Cancer>

A first-of-its-kind vaccine developed by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers successfully prompted the immune system to respond to early indications of colon cancer in people at high risk for the disease.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pitt Enzyme Discovery May Lead to Better Tests for Tuberculosis>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have identified an enzyme that will trigger the rapid breakdown of several mycobacteria species, including the bacteria known to cause tuberculosis.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., Named Director of New Institute for Personalized Medicine>

A new endeavor that will focus on the development of individualized disease treatments and prevention approaches has been established by the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC, and its founding director has been named.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

UPMC Replacing 20 Diesel Buses with Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles and Providing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations>

UPMC is replacing 20 diesel-fueled shuttle buses with 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttle buses and have installed six new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at hospital facilities.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pitt, UPMC Receive Awards That Foster Comparative Effectiveness Research Projects>

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care have received two new awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct comparative effectiveness research projects.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Children’s Hospital/Pitt-Led Team Finds Molecule That Polices TB Lung Infection, Could Lead to Effective Vaccine>

The presence of a certain molecule allows the immune system to effectively police tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs and prevent it from turning into an active and deadly infection, according to a new study led by researchers at CHP and Pitt.