A passion for senior care brought Lee Lindquist, ’00 MD, ’03 ’05 GME, ’05 MPH, ’10 MBA, to Northwestern as a first-year medical student in 1996 and has kept her here for two decades.
The addition of the drug cetuximab to standard chemoradiation reduced the incidence of relapse for patients with anal cancer, but was associated with significant adverse effects, according to recent Northwestern Medicine clinical trials.
Northwestern and Stanford scientists have uncovered new details on the structure of herpesviruses that allow them to initiate a fusion event to infect host cells.
Former and current colleagues, students and friends gathered to celebrated the career of Paula Stern, PhD, an authority on bone and mineral health research, and a respected leader and educator.
Children with congenital heart disease have a higher risk of epilepsy through adulthood, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Medical students attended sessions addressing different aspects of wellness during a week dedicated to student well-being.
Finally, it’s possible that one of the ingredients in your balm could cause an allergic reaction, says Dr. Roopal Kundu, an associate professor of dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. But this is true of pretty much anything you put on or in your body. “Everyone’s allergic to something,” Friedman says. “Considering how many people use lip balm, it’s not surprising that some people would experience a reaction.”
Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of the department of urology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said the study allows doctors to catch problems much earlier than in the past. “By doing that, you may be able to help patients be more proactive about their follow-up, and their subsequent treatment after radiation therapy,” he said.
In recent years, doctors and patients increasingly have turned to a new type of cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to battle the disease. Now, Northwestern Medicine is taking that fight up a notch, co-leading a national trial to test an immunotherapy drug combination on people with rare cancers. It will be the first federally funded immunotherapy trial devoted to rare cancers, according to SWOG, a cancer clinical trial group that is managing the trial.
Teachers and school staff members usually know what to do when they have students with food allergies, but Ruchi Gupta is hoping that a series of videos will help educate students about them too. On Friday, she showed one of the videos to a group of fifth-graders at the Latin School of Chicago. In the video, a student talked about his own food allergies over lunch with his friends. “How many of you have food allergies?” asked Gupta, a pediatrician and the director of the Food Allergy Outcomes Research Program at Northwestern Medicine.