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Genetic Test Might Determine Best Breast Cancer Therapy
Researchers believe a genetic test used to calculate a woman’s risk for breast cancer recurrence may also help determine if a subset of patients would be better off with less aggressive therapy following surgery.
MARCH 2007

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Applications to UC's Health Colleges Rise Significantly
The number of students applying to the four health colleges on UC’s Academic Health Center campus has gone up—with the College of Allied Health Sciences seeing an application increase of 33 percent.
New Pediatrics, OB-GYN Chairs Named
Two new department chairs will be arriving at the UC College of Medicine in July. Arnold Strauss, MD, has been named professor and chair of pediatrics, while Arthur Evans III, MD, has been named professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology. Both appointments are pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees.
Botox—More Than Just a Cure for Wrinkles
Botox has become synonymous with full lips and fewer wrinkles, but the popular cosmetic medication is also used equally effectively for such unglamorous problems as excessive sweating, migraine headaches and certain neurological conditions.
Mechanism That Causes Infection in Rare Lung Disease Found
Nearly 20 percent of reported deaths in people with the rare lung disorder pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) are attributed to microbial infections.
Preventing Diabetic Kidney Failure
Kidney specialists at UC say a collaborative approach to care that includes early intervention can help prevent kidney failure in diabetes patients.
Treasures Abound in Medical History Center
If you think you can only catch a glimpse of health history at the public library or a local museum, then you might be missing out. One of Cincinnati’s “hidden treasures,” UC’s Center for the History of the Health Professions is largely considered a Mecca for health professionals and history buffs alike.
Borchers Selected for National Fellow Program
Michael Borchers, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health at UC, has been selected to participate in a new fellowship program aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of environmental health science.
Exhibit Recognizes UC Surgeons
Trauma surgeons Kenneth Davis, MD, and Karyn Butler, MD, are among the 17 black academic surgeons and educators from across the United States showcased in a new National Library of Medicine exhibit.
Infectious Diseases Bolstered by $1 Million Gift
The UC Academic Health Center has received a $1 million endowment to support research and education in the College of Medicine’s division of infectious diseases.
Seven From UC Named 'Leading Women'
Seven women from UC—four from the Academic Health Center—will be recognized as “Leading Women” in Greater Cincinnati at an annual luncheon to be held March 7 at the Duke Energy Center.
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