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Jun

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health Joins Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. (PHILADELPHIA) — Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). Each year, 14 million new HPV infections occur and more than …

24
May

Scientists Find Protein Spurs Spread of Prostate Cancer

Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found that Stat5, a signaling protein previously found to be key to survival of prostate cancer, is also involved in metastasis. Their study, published in the online edition of Endocrine-Related Cancer, demonstrates in both laboratory and animal models that nuclear Stat5 over-expression leads to a deadly …