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Mark your calendars for the 2017 annual URCC NCORP RB meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Morton   
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:15

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The annual URCC NCORP Research Base meeting for 2017 will be held Friday, Sept 8, 2017 – Saturday, Sept 9, 2017.  We will meet all day Friday and Saturday morning as in the past.  There will also be coordinators session Thursday night.  The location is the same as last year, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

URCC 10055 Closing Accrual on April 28th 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim   
Friday, 06 January 2017 15:18

URCC10055: Assessment of Cognitive Function in Breast Cancer and Lymphoma Patients Receiving Chemotherapy at Pre-Treatment, Post-Treatment, and at Six Month Follow-Up  will be closing to accrual Friday, April 28.  We have reached 99% accrual, and at the current rate of enrollment, we will hit our target accrual by the end of April.

Please note the following:

  • Both chemo patients and their matched controls MUST BE registered by April 28.
  • Continue to collect data per protocol on any participants currently on study and on those enrolled by April 28 until they go off study.
  • Registration for the Assessment 4 and 5 Sub-study is NOT closing.  Continue to register participants who consent to the substudy when they are eligible.

As usual, please direct any protocol questions to Libby Nagalski.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:07
URCC10055 Study Shows Chemo-Brain Widespread in Breast Cancer Patients PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sebastien Estaque   
Thursday, 05 January 2017 09:12

United Press International, January 3

“Our study, from one of the largest nationwide studies to date, shows that cancer-related cognitive problems are a substantial and pervasive issue for many women with breast cancer,” says Michelle Janelsins, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Rochester and Principal Investigator at the URCC NCORP Research Base.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:12
August 2016 Accruals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sebastien Estaque   
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 07:32

You accrued 52 new subjects in August 2016.

TOP ACCRUER was Heartland with 2new subjects.

Click the "Read More..." link to see the site-specific accruals 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 07:36
2016 Annual Research Base Meeting Presentations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim   
Friday, 16 September 2016 09:20
Friday and Saturday presentations are now available for you to download under "Annual Research Base Meeting" in the main menu. You will need to be logged in to download the files.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:13
URCC at ACSO - Chemotherapy and Exercise: The Right Dose of Workout Helps Side Effects PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sebastien Estaque   
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:00
Researchers at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce neuropathy in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise.

The study, involving more than 300 cancer patients, is to be presented this weekend and honored as a “Best of ASCO” among 5,800 abstracts at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting 2016.  More than a dozen other Wilmot scientists also were invited to present data at the meeting.

Investigators for the exercise study directly compared the neuropathic symptoms in non-exercisers to the pain among patients who took part in a specialized six-week walking routine with gentle, resistance-band training at home. 

 Read more hereChemotherapy and Exercise - The Right Dose of Workout Helps Side Effects  

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:15
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