Raed Dweik, MD, Pathobiology, and Peter Mazzone, MD, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, were recently featured in The Wall Street Journal. Drs. Dweik and Mazzone are using technologies for exhaled breath analysis to detect lung cancer and liver, kidney, and heart disease. By measuring various chemicals in the breath, testing accurately detects lung cancer up to 80 percent of the time, and can even help physicians diagnose the type, stage, and aggressiveness of the disease. Read the Story; Watch the Story
Charis Eng, MD, PhD, The Sondra J. and Stephen R. Hardis Endowed Chair in Cancer Genomic Medicine and Chair, Genomic Medicine Institute, recently published data suggesting that Vitamin E may be a potential cancer preventative tool, especially in patients with Cowden Syndrome who harbor a specific mutation in the succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) genes. Cowden Syndrome predisposes individuals to several types of cancers, including breast and thyroid cancer. Dr. Eng’s research was highlighted in 1-800 Oncologist, Science Daily, and several integrative health sites.