News & Events
Jefferson Physician and Researcher Named Next President of the National Medical Association
Edith Mitchell, M.D., Professor of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, will be appointed as President of the National Medical Association (NMA) at the NMA’s 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday August 4th.
Genomic Fingerprint May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African Americans
A set of genes could help stratify African American men in need of more aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.
Lynchpin Molecule for the Spread of Cancer Found
A single molecule called DNA-PKcs may drive metastatic processes that turn cancer from a slowly growing relatively benign disease to a killer.
Gregory Kane, MD, Appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University appointed Gregory Kane, M.D., as Chair of the Department of Medicine, effective July 1.
Divided They Conquer – tRNAs Are Segmented Into Fragments In a Manner That Depends on Race, Gender and Tissue, A Finding That May Impact Future Studies Of Disease
In recent years advances in sequencing technology have enabled detailed investigations of the RNA molecules that are active in a cell.
New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer
Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.
Jefferson Professor Lauren Collins, M.D., Selected as Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation 2015 Faculty Scholar
Thomas Jefferson University is proud to announce the selection of Lauren Collins, M.D., as a 2015 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar, one of five selected nationwide.
Stress Hormones Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy
Steroids often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant.
New Sleep Genes Found
Researchers discover that a protein called Taranis could hold the key to a good night’s sleep
Why Obesity Predisposes to Severe Respiratory Failure
A hormone used to regulate insulin levels may be the key to reducing the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome in obese patients.