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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 27, 2013

A massive collaboration between cancer researchers at more than 160 institutions worldwide has nearly doubled the number of genetic regions known to be associated with three major cancers: breast, ovarian, and prostate. Leif Ellisen, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Philip Kantoff, HMS professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

March 27, 2013

A unique video series hopes to help patients and families understand their options at life's end. Angelo Volandes, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the co-founder of the nonprofit foundation Advance Care Planning Decisions.

March 26, 2013

Doctors and nurses in the VA Boston Healthcare System are using a new program, Telehealth, to monitor the health of patients, teach them about their care and connect them to medical and specialty clinics remotely using high-tech video equipment.

March 26, 2013

Nutrition, medical and culinary experts share their tips on how to mindfully eat chocolate for greater enjoyment and better health. Lilian Cheung, lecturer at HSPH and co-author of Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, and Helen Delichatsios, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

March 26, 2013

Reports of complications from robot-assisted surgery are rising, according to Massachusetts health officials who sent hospitals an “advisory” letter last week alerting them about their safety concerns. Peter Dunn, HMS assistant professor of anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 26, 2013

The latest installment WBUR’s “Visionaries” series features Doug Melton, the Xander University Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, who has spent his career harnessing the power of stem cells to heal patients.

March 25, 2013

In the last few years, medical and nursing schools have been offering sessions to help trainees learn how to convey empathy. Stephen D. Brown, HMS assistant professor of radiology; Elaine C. Meyer, HMS associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; and David M. Browning, HMS lecturer on anaesthesia, all of Boston Children’s Hospital; and Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. Author Suzanne Koven is an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

March 25, 2013

Stress can harden students attitudes toward patients, but schools are trying to change that. Beth Lown, HMS associate professor of medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital, is quoted.

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