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Can your job give you cancer?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Jerrold L Abraham, MDMichael B Lax, MDJerrold Abraham, MD and Michael Lax, MD, talk about occupationally related cancers, and describe the potential risks and strategies for minimizing those risks in the work place. Abraham is professor of Pathology and medical director of Environmental and Occupational Pathology at Upstate Medical University. Lax is professor of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University and medical director of the Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNY). Dr. Abraham’s lab: Welcome to Particle Analysis in Environmental and Biomedical Samples


A unique 12-hour surgery

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Gennady Bratslavsky, MDAl SustareUrologist Gennady Bratslavsky, MD is joined by patient Allan Sustare to share the aggressive and dramatic approach used to treat Sustare’s advanced bladder cancer. Bratslavsky is chair of Urology and director of the Prostate Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.
Watch Sustare’s video: Cancer Survivor Allen Sustare delivers remarks at the Upstate Cancer Center ribbon cutting ceremony on the campus of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. July 18, 2014.  Upstate Cancer Center 


Radiotherapy-associated bone damage

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

megan oest phdUpstate researcher Megan Oest, PhD, explains how radiation therapy is clinically effective, but some patients will suffer late-onset fragility fractures. Her research focuses on how to identify specific changes in the bone tissue that contribute to radiotherapy-induced bone damage, find ways to diagnose or predict fracture risk, and eventually treatments to prevent it.

Oest is assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Upstate Medical University, and one of dozens of researchers who have received grants from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY since 2002.


The promise of aromatase inhibitors in treatment of breast cancer

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Debashis Ghosh, MSc, PhDCancer research scientist Debashis Ghosh, PhD, describes his promising research in the area of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. Ghosh is one of dozens of researchers who have received grants from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY since 2002.

 


Bladder cancer

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Oncologist Srinivas Vourganti, MD tells what you need to know about bladder cancer, the 4th leading cancer diagnosed in men – how it’s diagnosed, how it’s treated and what preventives and screenings are recommended. Vourganti is assistant professor of Urology at Upstate Medical University.


Expert Advice: How to select the proper sunscreen

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Ramsay-Sami Farah, MDUpstate dermatologist Ramsay Farah, MD, tells us what to look for to be sure we are selecting the proper sunscreen.


Sun protection and efforts to speed up the FDA approval process

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Ramsay Farah, MDDermatologist Ramsay Farah, MD, talks about the importance of sun protection, and the limited sunscreen options available in the U.S.  He discusses recent efforts to speed up U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of several new products that contain more effective ingredients. Farah is an associate professor of Medicine and Pathology, and chief of Dermatology at Upstate Medical University. Watch the video: How much damage does one sunburn do?


Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Terrence J Thines, DDSOral surgeon Terrence Thines, DDS, explains the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). Thines is professor and chief of service, division of dentistry at Upstate Medical University.


The rise in chronic hepatitis

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ajay Jain, MDAjay Jain, MD, associate director of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Upstate, explains the reasons for the rise in chronic hepatitis and helps us understand the connection between hepatitis B, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and liver cancer.  


‘Healthy Eats’: Nutritional issues during cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Maria Erdman, RDUpstate registered dietitian Maria Erdman, RD talks about issues she frequently sees in patients undergoing cancer treatment, and offers advice for dealing with them.


Advanced radiotherapy coming to the new Upstate Cancer Center

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Jeffrey A Bogart, MDRadiation oncologist Jeffrey Bogart, MD explains the full range of radiotherapy available at the new Upstate Cancer Center, including three new systems – Vero, TrueBeam, and TomoTherapy – that will provide even more precision and accuracy. The goal of radiation therapy is to get a high enough dose of radiation to the tumor while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue from damage. Bogart is professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and professor of Urology at Upstate Medical University.


New cancer center from the pediatric perspective

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Sharon BauerSharon Bauer, RN, nurse manager in the pediatric hematology/oncology department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, talks about what the new Upstate Cancer Center will mean for children in our community who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers.