Year: 2017

UPCI First to Explore Genetic Cancer Test to Offer Safe Thyroid-Preserving Surgery

Pittsburgh scientists and doctors are embarking on the first-ever clinical trial to determine if a genetic test they pioneered could successfully spare patients with nonaggressive thyroid cancer from complete removal of their thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that

Preventive Cancer Vaccines Harness the Immune System to Defend Against Cancer Development

While it is commonly known that vaccines can be used to prevent infectious diseases, researchers have also been exploring the use of vaccines for cancer prevention. Olivera Finn, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Immunology and Surgery, has dedicated her career to

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