Category Archives: cancer

Searching for ways to inhibit cancer

A protein called Hsp90, short for “heat shock protein-90,” acts as a chaperone or guardian of cancer cells, helping them grow and survive. This image shows the carefully folded parts of the protein, and the resulting pockets, which are occupied … Continue reading

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Cancer Center dominates coverage in Physicians Practice

The September issue of Physicians Practice magazine showcases the new Upstate Cancer Center. This is a publication that is distributed to doctors’ offices throughout Syracuse and the Central New York region. Starting with the headline “Upstate strengthens cancer care options with … Continue reading

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How to help your loved one consume enough calories

Cancer and its treatments can reduce a person’s appetite, putting them in danger of losing too much weight. Registered dietitian Maria Erdman says spreading “meals” into smaller servings of food throughout the day can help. So can eating slowly and … Continue reading

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Clinical trial spotlight: lung cancer

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Which radiation therapy regimen is … Continue reading

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Raising spirits, awareness and money for cancer

The Central New York community made the Upstate Cancer Center possible, with many donations coming directly from grateful patients and family members. The Foundation for Upstate Medical University was the hub for the philanthropy which drew the support of thousands … Continue reading

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Dentist explains how to prevent dry mouth after radiation for cancer treatment

Tooth decay can be a side effect of radiation for cancer treatment, because of a condition called dry mouth. Dentist Patrick Smith, assistant professor of surgery and residency program director of the dental services and clinic at Upstate, explains. What … Continue reading

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Revitalizing through reading as you recover from illness, injury

Book suggestions from Mary Laverty, a librarian in the Family Resource Center of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sometimes you need a story that makes you laugh Preschool “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons,” (2013) by James Dean and Eric … Continue reading

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Battling cancer and saving kids at the Waters Center

Richard Sills MD was a high school student in 1964, the year that Upstate’s hospitals opened. At that time, he laments, “almost nobody survived childhood cancer.” The medical specialty of pediatric hematology-oncology was new in those days and William Waters … Continue reading

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Answers to questions about living with cancer

Q: “I’m not depressed but I just want to be left alone, so what can I do about friends who keep trying to include me in their social plans?” A: “The first thing would be to tell them,” advises Aliya Hafeez, MD, … Continue reading

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Ridlon wildflower painting hangs in hospital lobby

Wildflowers adorn the lobby of Upstate University Hospital downtown, in a painting called “Goldenrod and Wild Asters.” The painting is the largest from artist Jim Ridlon’s garden series. It consists of 30 9-by-12-inch painting he made over a year at fields … Continue reading

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