How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the Blood
Mass General researchers Shannon Stott and Brian Nahed have been working together for 10 years, and used their different backgrounds to their advantage to be the first to identify circulating brain tumor cells in the blood.
Mass General Researcher Finds That Earlier Palliative Care Improves Patient Quality of Life in Serious Illnesses
Mass General clinician-researcher Jennifer Temel, MD, a Hostetter MGH Research Scholar, is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. She was recently profiled in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: 1. Palliative care is a treatment designed to provide […]
Imagine your surprise if you needed heart surgery and were told your cardiac surgeon would be using the same technique their predecessors used in the 1940s. Thankfully, techniques for heart surgery have come a long way in 70 years. The same cannot be said for Mohs surgery — a procedure for removing skin cancer on […]
What’s new in research at Mass General? Here’s a snapshot of studies recently published in top-tier scientific journals: NEW INSIGHTS INTO HOW GENETICS INFLUENCE MIGRAINES Common Variant Burden Contributes to the Familial Aggregation of Migraine in 1,589 Families Gormley P, Kurki MI, Hiekkala ME, Veerapen K, Häppölä P [et al.], Palotie A Published in Neuron on May […]
May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about the disease. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Learn what one Massachusetts General Hospital researcher is doing to improve diagnosis in the hopes of saving patients’ lives. Despite advances in the early identification of some cancers, the ability […]
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital published in JAMA Surgery highlights the pitfalls of basing clinical recommendations on data that is too heavily skewed towards one race or ethnic group.
Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD, an investigator with the Mass General Cancer Center and the Center for Transplantation Sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital, was part of a research team that recently published a study in Cell describing an innovative new method for harvesting bone marrow stem cells for transplant. The process could be game changing for both the […]
Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, has received the 2018 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. […]