Location: Penn State Cancer Institute
For people with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, treatments can be limited. Enter a new treatment called Yescarta. Yescarta, or axicabtagene ciloleucel, can be nothing short of “miraculous” for these patients.
From aging to cancer—with quite a bit in between—Katherine Aird, assistant professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine, and her team have a whole world of research opportunities in front of them.
The Penn State Cancer Institute, in partnership with Penn State University, is implementing a new Postdoctoral Scholars Program for Cancer Institute members. The program is designed to be cross-disciplinary and bring together laboratories from different disciplines that share the common goal of better understanding and/or treating cancer. This program is designed to foster productive, long-term […]
As if it weren't hard enough to fight cancer as a kid, childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete. We learn more about these challenges and how professionals at Penn State Children’s Hospital navigate them from Dr. Smita Dandekar, director of the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic, and Amanda Musser, Four Diamonds social worker.
A team of researchers has developed a new framework that can combine three existing methods of finding mutations -- or structural variants -- in the DNA of cancer cells into a single, more complete picture.
Staff at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are in the process of notifying patients and visitors known to have been in or around the Emergency Department check-in area between 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Aug. 18 that they may have been exposed to the measles virus. Possible exposure includes any patients […]
The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.