News

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Palbociclib Has Potential to Combat Other Types of Cancer

January 04, 2016

New breast cancer drug, in combination with other therapies, may be effective against other types of cancer JAMA Oncology study finds.

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Department News

AACR Study on Federated Network for Translational Cancer Research

December 16, 2015

TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN) offers a model system for facilitating data and biospecimen sharing.

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Penn Study Shows New Promise Against Advanced Breast Cancer

December 08, 2015

Combination of palbociclib and paclitaxel shrinks tumors in nearly half of patients with estrogen-receptor (ER) positive breast cancer.

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High Response Rates, Long-Term Remissions Seen In Penn Trials of Personalized Cellular Therapy for ALL and NHL

December 08, 2015

Researchers present latest results for CTL019 personalized therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma clinical trials at ASH.

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Tumor DNA Tests Uncover Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Mutations That May Be Targetable Using Existing Therapies

December 07, 2015

Next-gen sequencing at Penn's Center for Personalized Diagnostics analyzes mutational landscape of CLL patients and identifies potentially targetable pathways for intervention.

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"The Pathologist" Magazine Publishes Inaugural Top 100 Power List

December 06, 2015

List of influential pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals includes the Department's Chair Dr. David Roth.

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Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility Featured in HBO Special Report on HIV

December 02, 2015

The CVPF's gene editing technology to make the DNA of HIV-positive patients resitant to the virus is showcased.

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PGY2 Pathology Resident Receives Penn Medicine CAREs Grant for Community Volunteer Efforts

December 02, 2015

Grant for academic support project to help local middle school students with SAT preparation and writing sessions. 

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Dr. Zubair Baloch Receives the 2015 ASCP President's Award

October 29, 2015

Award recognizes extraordinary distinguished service to ASCP and the pathology profession.

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Physician-in-Training Awards from the ASDP for Resident Dr. Laura Taylor

October 20, 2015

PGY2 pathology resident wins for best oral presentation and best poster abstract at Dermatopathology Society Annual Meeting.

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Collaboration between Perioperative Nursing and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

October 14, 2015

Improvements in interdepartmental handling of specimens.

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Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson Inaugural Chairholder of Peter C. Nowell, MD, Professorship

October 13, 2015

Endowed Professorship honors Dr. Peter Nowell, the Lasker Award-winning Penn luminary who co-discovered the Philadelphia chromosome.

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Dr. Michael Bennett Elected President-Elect of the AACC

October 09, 2015

Term begins in January 2016, followed by term as the AACC's 68th president in 2017.

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Study Forms Basis for Future Precision Medicine Approaches for Sezary Syndrome

October 07, 2015

Elenitoba-Johnson Lab finds complex array of mutations in rare, aggressive leukemia of mature T cells.

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Promising Findings for Breast Cancer Therapy with Approved Drugs in Animal Study

October 07, 2015

Greene Lab shows that treatment with herceptin or lapatanib, followed by interferon-gamma, dramatically improves tumor eradication in the mice.

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2015-16 List of "Best Doctors" in Pathology

October 01, 2015

Of the region's seven physicians listed as best doctors in pathology, four are Department members.

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DNA-based Vaccine Successfully Eradicates Nearly Half of Precancerous Cervical Lesions in Clinical Trial

September 30, 2015

Use of a novel synthetic platform for creating vaccines originally developed in the Weiner Lab.

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Appointment of Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD, as Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology

September 28, 2015

The Department welcomes Dr. Laurel Glaser, who will be appointed Assistant Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at HUP.

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