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News from November 2010:

Lung Cancer Screening Test

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2010)— Screening for lung cancer using low-dose “spiral” CT scans reduces lung cancer mortality by 20 percent compared to screening with chest X-ray, the National Cancer Institute announced today.

Hearts Of All Ages

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 5, 2010) – One of the leading transplant centers in the United States will get a boost from the University of Colorado Hospital’s annual fundraiser, “Hearts of All Ages.”

Center on Domestic Violence to train community leaders under new federal program

DENVER (Nov. 8, 2010) – The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has selected the Center on Domestic Violence to help develop people of color to be leaders in the movement to end domestic violence.

University of Colorado Cancer Center associate director appointed to American Cancer Society board

Tim Byers

AURORA, Colo. (November 9, 2010) - Tim Byers, MD, MPH, associate director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has been named second vice president of the American Cancer Society’s National Board of Directors for 2010-2011.

Dog Bite Concern

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2010) – As dog bites become an increasingly major public health concern, a new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, that the culprits are usually family pets and if they bite once, they will bite again.

Health Care Reform Act on trial

DENVER (November 9, 2010) - Attorney General John Suthers Friday staked his claim to the legal high ground on the multi-state health care reform lawsuit by claiming his decision to join the challenge was not about politics.

Denver Music Summit December 9 and 10

DENVER (November 9, 2010) – The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Western States Arts Federation and with support from University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media will present the inaugural Denver Music Summit.

Smoking Ban Contributes To Decrease In Maternal Smoking

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2010) – New research released today takes a look at birth outcomes and maternal smoking, building urgency for more states and cities to join the nationwide smoke-free trend that has accelerated in recent years.

Renowned Pediatrician Named Director of Center for Down Syndrome

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2010) – The Children’s Hospital names nationally-renowned pediatric developmental expert Francis James Hickey, M.D., as medical director of the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at The Children’s Hospital.

CU Medicine Today Released

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2010) – A clinical trial of a device nicknamed the “bionic pancreas.” The former Buffaloes football star who’s now the team doctor. Medical school leaders creating a health care profession in South Africa.

Grant To Study Stem-like Breast Cancer Cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher Carol Sartorius

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 16, 2010)— Two groups of Colorado breast cancer researchers have received a total $1.625 million in grants to better understand the role of stem-like breast cancer cells in treatment resistance and recurrence.

I-SPY 2 Study Will Speed Up Breast Cancer Treatment Study

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 16, 2010) A clinical trial that aims to speed up the study of new treatments for certain subtypes of breast cancer now has a designated study site at the Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center at the University of Colorado Hospital.

National Effort To Map Life-Saving Devices

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 16, 2010) –Food and Drug Administration officials announced that the University of Colorado School of Medicine will work with the FDA to develop a pilot registry in Denver to identify AEDs in the community

Public Health Hero Honored

Richard Hamman

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 22, 2010) – As Thanksgiving approaches, the Colorado School of Public Health joins leading U.S. public health organizations around the nation in thanking local “public health heroes.”

Genomic “Markers" Impact Thyroid Surgeries

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 22, 2010) – Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are helping lead the way nationally in the use of a genomic approach to evaluating suspicious thyroid nodules.

Excess Fructose May Cause Health Concerns

AURORA, Colo. (November 22, 2010) — More and more people have become aware of the dangers of excessive fructose in diet. A new review on fructose indicates just how dangerous this simple sugar may be.

Use Of HIV Medication Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection

AURORA, Colo. (November 23, 2010) – A new study shows that individuals at high risk for HIV infection who took a single daily tablet containing two widely used HIV medications experienced fewer HIV infections than those who received a placebo pill.

Gump Gains American Cancer Society Fellowship

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2010)—Jacob Gump, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of UCCC deputy director Andrew Thorburn, PhD, has received a $150,000, three-year fellowship from the American Cancer Society.

Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2010)—The University of Colorado Cancer Center is enrolling patients in a clinical trial for a new treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer that showed promise in early clinical trials.

Estrogen may protect against neurological damage resulting from cardiac arrest

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 30, 2010) - Cardiac arrest strikes more than 500,000 Americans each year, and only 5-6 percent of the population who experience cardiac arrest and resuscitation survive and return to their lives as they were prior to the arrest.

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