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UMMC researcher developing therapy to attack cancer tumors

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: breast, Business, Cancer, Mississippi, UMMC

Drazen Raucher, Ph.D., director of the graduate program in biochemistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, recently received one patent and has applied for several others for a cancer-fighting therapy he and his team have devised that targets the drug delivery directly into tumors instead of healthy tissues. In July his company, Thermally Targeted […] [...]

‘I was the chosen one’

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: breast, Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi

» Survivor dedicates life to help newly diagnosed patients Stephanie Davis was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago at the age of 35. There was no family history of the disease, and Davis said after the initial shock of receiving her diagnosis, she focused on the future. “I was the chosen one,” she said. […] [...]

Targeted therapy of breast cancer shows improved outcomes

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: breast, Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi

» Treatment has fewer side effects; may be wave of future Targeted therapy for treating cancer, including breast cancer tumors, is definitely the wave of the future, said Dr. Grace Shumaker, an oncologist at Jackson Oncologist Associates. The newest example of targeted therapy is related to HER-2 positive breast cancer, which represents about 20 percent […] [...]

Bringing research dollars, treatment to cancer fight

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute has long been a Mecca for patients who want access to cutting edge cancer treatments. And in the four years since prominent cancer researcher Dr. Lucio Miele has been at the helm as director, it is also increasingly becoming a draw for millions of dollars in cancer […] [...]

Mississippi Health Care Association turns 60

The Mississippi Health Care Association, established 60 years ago, is the state’s oldest and largest association of nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities. MHCA members care for the frail elderly, mentally disabled, veterans groups and residents who need minimum assistance with daily living. “We’re really pleased to be celebrating our 60th anniversary […] [...]

Kids don’t like sports? Fight obesity with FIT

Mississippi’s children have been affected by the changing lifestyle of inactivity and proliferation of fattening foods as have adults. There are sports programs for young people, but what about children not involved in sports? Two organizations are getting together to address this challenge. CarePlus Medical Clinics and Mississippi Sports Medicine are bringing FIT, a 90-day […] [...]

HOSPITAL FOOD: For patients, visitors, it’s all about the choices

If the words “hospital food” conjure up memories of mystery meat and green Jello, you should know that the food being served today in some hospital cafeterias and on patient trays is all about healthier, tastier choices. But if you’re craving fried chicken, you can have that, too. Morrison Healthcare, a leading health care food […] [...]

DUFFIE: Yes, your favorite recipes can be revived

We all have that favorite dish that our mom or grandmother made when we were growing up. Perhaps you have several dishes that come to right now. You can actually taste and smell them as your memory takes you back. As you reflect on the ingredients, you are also aware now that those dishes were […] [...]

Physical therapist spreads her knowledge to patients, therapists

Physical therapist Jodie Stogner travels far and wide in her job as a rehab product specialist for Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab. Stogner markets complex rehab wheelchairs to help people with disabilities get what they need, and also travels the country teaching physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical equipment suppliers how to evaluate and recommend appropriate products. […] [...]

UMMC transplant team achieves benchmarks in kidney, liver procedures

Without leaving the state, longer and a better quality of life are now possible for Mississippians needing kidney and liver transplants. The dedicated transplant teams at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are making that happen. No other health-care facilities in Mississippi transplant organs. In 2012, a record 103 kidney transplants were done at UMMC, […] [...]

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