TG2, an enzyme known to help cancers spread more quickly, also plays a role in regulating T-cells — opening the door to dual inhibition, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has received a Merit Extension Award from the National Cancer Institute, one of only two Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation to earn the recognition.
From teasing out determinants of health disparities to developing precision medicine treatments, clinicians and scientists from the Lurie Cancer Center are dramatically changing the landscape for all men with prostate cancer.
The underexpression of a specific metabolic enzyme metabolic enzyme is a common and adverse epigenetic modulating feature in clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for 80 percent of all kidney cancers, according to a recent study.
Tisagenlecleucel, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy, demonstrated safety and efficacy in pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to recent findings.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD; Melissa Simon, MD, MPH; and Guillermo Ameer, ScD; have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
It’s a message echoed by Dr. Mary Ahn, Kump’s breast cancer surgeon at Northwestern Medicine. “If you’re pregnant and see changes in the breast, the majority of time it is pregnancy-related, but if there is something that feels unusual, get it evaluated. It’s better to be cautious,” she said.
“If you have difficulty with urinary symptoms with voiding, that can put you at increased risk,” said Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Staying hydrated or treating an enlarged prostate with appropriate medications can prevent infections from happening in the first place, the doctors said.
“If there has ever been a year to prioritize getting your flu shot at the beginning of the season, this is it,” AHA President Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones said in an association news release. “The flu will be back this year, and getting the flu vaccine as soon as possible will offer the most protection for you and your loved ones.
Dr. Eve Feinberg, a reproductive endocrinologist and associate professor at Northwestern University, works with patients with fertility issues every day. She said although she doesn’t think the virus itself directly leads to infertility, she’s noticed that some of her male patients have experienced infertility due to low sperm counts after having Covid.