May. 1, 2015
Years later, cancer treatment is still not simple
It is a heartbreaking reality that diseases remain unavoidable despite significant medical achievements. In a way, diseases signify natural intervention, whether it is through selective pressure to promote healthier descendants or a method of population control. To alchemists’ dismay, a panacea does not exist, as diseases are simply too diverse. Some diseases, like the common cold, are slight nuisances that disappear within few weeks. Others, like Alzheimer’s disease, can lead to cognitive changes, coma or death.
Jul. 25, 2014
Monmouth physicians receive medical research award
Two medical research studies by resident physicians at Monmouth Medical Center received the top award in the 2014 Ellen M. Cosgrove, M.D., Housestaff Research Awards competition for advancing medical and surgical knowledge. The two studies received the Award for Overall Excellence, which was shared among orthopedic residents Adil Samad, Alexander Willis and Jigar Chauhan.
Jun. 6, 2014
York to become regional campus
Beginning in July 2014, students in the Drexel University College of Medicine will be able to spend most of their third and fourth years at WellSpan York Hospital to complete clinical rotations.
Apr. 25, 2014
3-D printing aids in removing tumors
Recent advancements in 3-D printing have allowed mechanical engineering professor Wei Sun and his team of researchers at both Drexel University and Tsinghua University in China to use biomaterial to print 3-D models of cancerous tumors.Sun said this technological advancement will assist doctors in developing more effective drugs to treat cancer as well as personalized medicine for cancer patients.
Jun. 1, 2012
Medical students selected as Schweitzer Fellows
Three students from the Drexel University College of Medicine have been named Albert Schweitzer Fellows for the upcoming year. They will work on yearlong service projects that aim to improve health conditions for underserved populations in the Philadelphia area.