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December 13, 2019
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Without new discoveries, the field of medicine hits the brakes, and already established standard of care, which doesn’t work for everyone, is all we have to rely on.
Thankfully, new research is being conducted every day, both nationally and at the University of Cincinnati, to bring new ideas to light.
This year, the UC Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Center is also shining a light on these advancements with their annual educational symposium, titled “Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment: Innovations Around Every Corner.” The event, targeted for survivors, their families and the community, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Kingsgate Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive.
The day’s events will focus on the latest guidelines on genetic testing, address the purpose for high-risk evaluation, discuss new strategies in breast imaging and explore the changing world of metastatic breast cancer, among other topics.
“At the University of Cincinnati, we have world-class researchers who are thinking outside of the box and coming up with innovative approaches in treating this disease,” says Dr. Elyse Lower, director of the center, professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and a UC Health oncologist. “This annual event allows us to educate attendees about new advances in the field of breast cancer and learn about the work experts at the UC Cancer Institute are doing right here, in our own backyard. We’re excited to host the conference again to showcase our strengths locally and educate on what’s going on in labs that could become new treatments tomorrow.”
December 13, 2019
December 12, 2019
Angela Clark and her research team started noticing an unprecedented trend — an increasing number of people who needed emergency services after receiving naloxone (Narcan), an opioid antagonist used for complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose. The overdose victims were arriving outside the emergency department, which meant nurses were walking outside the emergency department to aid these incapacitated patients. Clark knew nurses had not been trained to respond to these situations, and their safety was at risk. Angela Clark, a professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati, decided to develop a training program to teach nurses how to protect themselves while leveraging their medical expertise. “Nurses are trained to put the patient first, while police are trained to put safety first,” said Clark, whose team launched the Be-SAFE program in 2017.
December 11, 2019
It’s no secret that genetics, family history and ethnicity can play a role in heart disease. Sakthivel Sadayappan, a professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, has spent more than two decades examining that complex tie and discovering a genetic variant that predisposes people of South Asian descent to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart. Sadayappan uses that knowledge unearthed in the laboratory to reach members of the South Asian community through a non-profit known as Red Saree.