Angelique Levi, MD, to Succeed John Sinard, MD, PhD, as Vice Chair of Operations, CLIA Laboratory Medical Director
Angelique Levi, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, has been appointed Vice Chair of Operations and CLIA Laboratory Medical Director for the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2023.
Xuchen Zhang, MD, PhD, to Succeed Marie Robert, MD, as Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology
Xuchen Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, will be appointed as Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology effective July 1, succeeding Marie Robert, MD, Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Digestive Diseases).
Dr. Rachel Perry Receives APS New Investigator Award
Rachel Perry, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (endocrinology) and of cellular and molecular physiology, received the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society (APS) during its summit on April 21.
Yale Pathology Research Highlights Challenges of Interpreting PD-L1 Expression With CPS Method
Recent studies from Marie Robert, MD, and David Rimm, MD, PhD, highlight the challenges pathologists face when interpreting PD-L1 expression using the combined positive score method of interpretation of immunohistochemistry results for patients with gastric/gastroesophageal junction/esophageal cancers.
How Incarceration Raises Risk of Cancer Diagnosis and Death—Even After Release
The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, with nearly 2 million people in the criminal justice system facing potential barriers to accessing timely, quality care. Now, Yale researchers are finding that individuals with a history of incarceration are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer and are less likely to survive the disease.
The VA Launches Largest-Ever Trial on Screening Methods for Liver Cancer
The largest clinical trial in history related to liver cancer screening is launching in 2023, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project is scheduled to recruit 4,700 veterans with cirrhosis from 47 VA medical centers. Cirrhosis is a major risk factor for liver cancer and affects veterans disproportionally.
Yale Cancer Center Study Characterizes Link Between Drug Resistance and Central Nervous System Relapse
A new study from Yale Cancer Center characterizes the functional link between drug resistance and central nervous system (CNS) relapse. The findings from a study led by Don Nguyen, PhD, BS, Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Assistant Yale Cancer Center Director for Research Development, were recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
‘This is About Saving Women’s Lives’: Find It Early Act Aims to Increase Breast Cancer Screenings
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced the introduction of the Find It Early Act which, if passed, would require insurance companies to cover mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and MRIs to increase early cancer detection.
Role of Nutrient May Reveal Dietary Target in Fight Against Microbial Infections
A nutrient that is common in the human diet has been found to aid the survival of a cancer-causing bacterium, a new Yale study finds. The findings could reveal an important target for new drugs to tackle numerous infectious diseases in humans.Source: Yale West Campus
Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Police Team to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Members of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center spent time together on Friday, October 28 on the New Haven Green with members of the Yale Police Department – along with a special, pink-themed Yale Police SUV – to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
New Findings on Endometrial Cancer Treated With Pembrolizumab
New research from Yale Cancer Center reveals for the first time ever a differential clinical response to pembrolizumab in Lynch-like (mutated) vs methylated microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) uterine cancer patients, increasing our understanding about the proportion of patients that derive benefit from immune checkpoint blockade.
Dhanpat Jain, MD, Joins Pathologists Nationwide in Calling for Continued Use of Remote Work in Clinical Laboratories and Pathology
A group of pathologists and laboratory leaders from across the U.S. is urging federal officials to continue certain regulatory exemptions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic that allow the use of remote work in clinical laboratories and pathology.
Juan Vasquez, MD, Vidya Puthenpura, MD, MHS, FAAP, Awarded Grants to Further Pediatric Cancer Research
Two rising young stars of pediatric cancer research at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine were awarded research grants from Hyundai Hope on Wheels program to further their work of improving outcomes and treatment for children diagnosed with cancer.
Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer
With this year's Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Pamela Kunz is conducting one of the first studies to examine sex differences in treating neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), a rare form of cancer often found in the gastrointestinal tract.
Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody
After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.