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College of Nursing announces two Nightingale Luminary Award finalists

The annual Nightingale Luminary Awards recognize  excellence in nursing professional engagement and citizenship. This year, three University of Colorado College of Nursing professionals were nominees: assistant professors Jennifer Hensley, CNM, MSN, EdD, and Teresa Sakraida, PhD, RN, as well as PhD student, Tanya Tanner. Sakraida and Tanner were named finalists.


Author Caitlin Jenney | Publish Date May 12, 2011
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Living at higher altitudes reduces heart disease risk

In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with the Harvard School of Global Health have found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart disease.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date March 25, 2011
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University of Colorado team identifies new colon cancer marker

A research team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center has identified an enzyme that could be used to diagnose colon cancer earlier. It is possible that this enzyme also could be a key to stopping the cancer.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 25, 2011
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Super-survivor population for established lung cancer treatment

A discovery at University of Colorado Cancer Center shows testing lung cancer on a molecular level can produce new insights into this deadly disease.


Author Erika Matich | Publish Date March 07, 2011
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High altitude training offers clues to fighting lethal health problems

When the body is deprived of oxygen during a major surgery, the kidneys, heart muscles or lungs can be injured as a result. The problem is that lack of oxygen can lead to inflammation.


Author Dan Meyers | Publish Date February 17, 2011
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Milk thistle extract controls lung cancer in mice

Silibinin, a milk thistle extract, decreases tumor size in mice by inhibiting production of an enzyme that is overexpressed in certain types cancer, researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have found.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 15, 2011
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Early mammograms save lives

New study shows early mammograms save more lives

A new study questions the controversial US Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives saved.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 26, 2011
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Gene test shows which bladder cancer patients may have cancer spread

Dan Theodorescu

Cancer scientists have designed the first molecular test to predict which bladder cancer patients may have cancer involvement in their lymph nodes at the time of surgery—which could help doctors determine which patients are good candidates for pre-surgical, or neo-adjuvant, chemotherapy.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 19, 2011
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New combo lung cancer therapy improves survival over single-line treatment

A combination therapy for treating cancer discovered at the University of Colorado Cancer Center showed improved survival rates in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial run by Syndax Pharmaceuticals.


Author Caitlin Jenney | Publish Date December 13, 2010
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