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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 9, 2012

A new ocular melanoma genetic test reveals a patient’s prognosis with uncanny precision and cancer researchers say it is a taste of what may be coming as they continue to investigate the genes of cancer cells. Michael Birrer, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Keith Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Evangelos S. Gragoudas, the Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, are quoted.

July 7, 2012

When Lukas Wartman, a researcher at Washington University, developed leukemia, his colleagues sequenced his cancer genome. The result was a totally unexpectedtreatment. Heidi L. Rehm, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

July 6, 2012

(Subscription required) Assessing the tenure of the CEO, who announced in June that he is retiring in 2013. A dozen years ago, Len Fishman was at a crossroads. He was considering returning to his original career as a lawyer — after heading a national association of senior care providers and serving as New Jersey commissioner of health — when he heard about an opportunity in Boston.

July 6, 2012

From the weekend desk: Five dangerous mistakes many of us make when using grills and how to avoid them, from Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine and clinical director of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

July 6, 2012

Should patients be compensated for donating tissue? Three Boston ethicists explore that question with a recent case. Robert Truog, professor of anaesthesia (pediatrics) at Boston Children's Hospital; Aaron Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Steven Joffe, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, authored a recent article about this issue.

July 6, 2012

Governor Deval Patrick is scheduled to sign a new $32.5 billion state budget that would probably loosen a ban on gifts to doctors from drug and medical device companies. David Tian, an HMS student, is quoted.

July 6, 2012

Representatives from the Indian Health Service and Massachusetts General Hospital — the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School — visited South Dakota Urban Indian Health in Pierre recently to explore the possibility of bringing resident physicians to underserved Native health care centers in the state. Patrick Lee, HMS clinical instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Matthew Tobey, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

July 5, 2012

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have developed a novel biomimetic strategy that delivers life-saving nanotherapeutics directly to obstructed blood vessels, dissolving blood clots before they cause serious damage or even death. The research was led by Wyss Director Donald Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS, and Wyss Technology Development Fellow Netanel Korin.

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