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BRAIN CANCER EXPERTS UNITE FOR 2022 REMISSION SUMMIT

Brain cancer researchers, clinicians, survivors and supporters from across the U.S. and beyond united in person for the first time in more than two years for the 4th Annual ReMission Summit for Brain Tumors.

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INTERACTION OF BACTERIAL GENERA ASSOCIATED WITH THERAPEUTIC RESPONSE TO IMMUNE CHECKPOINT PD-1 BLOCKADE IN THE U.S. COHORT

The functional relationship between immunity, intestinal microbiota and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) PD1 in an American cohort remains unexplored. A recent study points to the existence of bacteria that could be coupled with therapeutics to enhance patient’s responsiveness to immunotherapy.

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INCIDENCE, NATURE AND CONSEQUENCES OF ONCOLOGISTS’ EXPERIENCES WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment in the workplace of clinical oncologists remains to be fully characterized. In this study, Merry J. Markham,  M.D., FACP, and  Julia L. Close, M.D., and team conducted a prospective cross-sectional study of clinical oncologists in the United States. 

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ADVANCED CANCER-TREATING TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED AT UF HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGY

UF Health Radiation Oncology installed a groundbreaking cancer treatment system, the Elekta MR-Linac. The Elekta system delivers personalized radiotherapy by integrating MR imaging, linear accelerator technologies, and advanced treatment planning into a single platform, allowing the UF Radiation Oncology team to see and track difficult-to-visualize soft tissue anatomies while radiation dose is being delivered. The department expects to begin treating patients with the Elekta Unity this July.

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CANCER DIAGNOSIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOWER BURDEN OF DEMENTIA AND LESS ALZHEIMER’S-TYPE NEUROPATHOLOGY

Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease are common diseases in aging populations. According to prior research, there is a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease-type (amnestic) dementia among individuals with cancer. Both cancer and amnestic dementia are prevalent and potentially lethal clinical syndromes.

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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: DRS. CHANGLIN YANG & LOIC DELEYROLLE

In a new study of human glioblastoma tumor cells, University of Florida neuroscientists provide insight into the diverse types of cells that make up the aggressive tumor, suggesting a need for multi-pronged treatment strategies aimed at different targets.

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FIRST LADIES DISCUSS CERVICAL CANCER

First ladies of churches in Gainesville and surrounding areas gathered to discuss the well-being of the health of women in their congregations.

The discussion was hosted by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center and  Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Steering Committee. Billed as the Leading Ladies Brunch, the event was held Saturday at Open Door Ministries located at 601 NE 19th St. to inspire first ladies of churches in the area to encourage female parishioners to get screened more for cervical cancer.

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