Suspect cells' 'neighbor' implicated in colorectal cancer
Cancer researchers have zeroed in on a tightly sequestered group of stem cells within the intestine as suspects in the development of colon cancer but have been unable to explain exactly how genetic mutations within those stem cells can cause tumors of the digestive track.
Meet Mike Cohenuram
Michael Cohenuram, MD is one of Smilow Cancer Hospital’s beloved Medical Oncologists. Dr. Mike has been an oncologist for 12 years, ten at Danbury Hospital, where he specialized in breast cancer. He joined the team at Smilow Cancer Hospital two years ago and is working with breast and lung cancer patients at our Trumbull and Fairfield locations.
National Social Work Month Q&A with Bonnie Indeck of Smilow Cancer Hospital
March is national Social Work month and the theme for this year is “Social Workers – Generations Strong”. To highlight the incredible work of our partners, JAF sat down for a conversation with Bonnie Indeck LCSW, Manager of Oncology Social Work at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in Connecticut.
This Is What It Looks Like to Be #HighRiskCOVID19
Around the globe, people who are at a higher risk for developing complications from COVID-19 have been making their voices heard. The hashtag #HighRiskCovid19 has been trending on Twitter with stories of people of all ages who are immunosuppressed or have a risk factor — like diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease — for the viral respiratory infection.
A COVID-19 Update for our Patients and Families
Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are taking extra precautions to protect our patients and their families. Patients with cancer often have a weakened immune system, or are immunosuppressed, and are at an increased risk of infection, the flu, and other viruses.
Answering Your Coronavirus Questions
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; and professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, answers questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus from channel 3's Kara Sundlun.
How T Cells Make Sure They Have Quiet Time
All cells, like all people, need “quiet” time to function properly, and this is particularly true of T cells, one of the immune system’s main weapons. They must be ready for activation at all times, and primed to divide more rapidly than almost any cell in the body.
Dr. Mehra Golshan Appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Surgical Services at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center
Mehra Golshan, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., has been appointed the inaugural Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Surgical Services at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, and Interim Director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital.
Information for our Patients about COVID–19 from Smilow Cancer Hospital
Smilow Cancer Hospital is closely monitoring the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking extra precautions to protect our patients and their families. Patients with cancer often have a weakened immune system, or are immunosuppressed, and are at an increased risk of infection, the flu, and other viruses.
Geneticist Sidi Chen Receives Large Award Which Will Further His Breast Cancer Work
This Department of Defense award goes to the “best and brightest in their fields,” and recognizes “creative and innovative individuals.” Investigators are chosen for their ability “to go beyond conventional thinking” in their respective areas of expertise.