Upstate urologic oncologist Srinivas Vourganti, MD talks about prostate cancer, and shares a new diagnostic procedure at Upstate to pinpoint prostate cancer. The technique fuses pre-biopsy magnetic resonance images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images to diagnose exactly where tumors are located within the prostate gland. For more information, call 315 464-6117.
Upstate urologist and researcher Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, explains how basic science research done in his lab will one day benefit prostate cancer patients with better diagnostic and treatment options. Watch Dr. Kotula’s video: Research Matters.
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Addiction psychiatrist Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, helps us understand the medicinal value and risks of marijuana. Read more: Why I changed my mind on weed, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent.
Patrick Smith, DDS, residency program director of the dental service and clinic at Upstate, describes the special dental concerns for patients with cancer – due to the disease itself, and during treatments.
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Upstate certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC, explains genetic testing — what it is, when to consider getting tested, and the importance of seeking professional genetic counseling. Learn more about: The Breast Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.
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Upstate clinical nurse specialist Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSN, cares for medical/surgical, geriatrics, and oncology patients at Upstate. She shares the results of a study she conducted for her masters capstone project at Upstate’s College of Nursing (CON), concluding that patients who get up out of bed and walk daily improved their recovery and decreased their length of hospital stay. Hendrickson won second prize for her poster titled, ‘Developing and Implementing an Evidenced Based Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol’, at the national conference of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is the first student at the CON to win this national award, and the protocol she developed is being adopted throughout the hospital.
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Rosemary Rochford PhD is widely known for her research on Burkitt’s Lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. She will talk about the cancer challenges in developing countries, how the cancer registry programs work, the main types of cancers that exist in Africa and how they differ from those in the United States. Rochford is professor & chair of Microbiology & Immunology and recently appointed vice president for research at Upstate.
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Upstate hematologist/oncologist Ajeet Gajra will talk about the theory behind ‘personalized cancer care’ – how it differs from ‘targeted therapy’, and how the Upstate Cancer Center provides this type of care. Upstate is involved in a variety of active trials seeking participants.