Author Archive | Edyta Zielinska

Research Brief: Understanding Racial Survival Disparities in Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is a cancer that kills more black than white patients. Although research supports the idea that socioeconomic factors drive the survival disparity, it’s been unclear which factors play the biggest role, making it difficult to design effective intervention strategies. Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson undertook a deep analysis to examine the factors.

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Jefferson doctors were on standby, ready to assist if needed, in the birth of a baby gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo

For months, Dr. Stuart Weiner and a fellow had been waiting in anticipation for the arrival of Philadelphia Zoo’s newest addition – a baby gorilla. An expert in maternal fetal medicine, Dr. Weiner has helped thousands of women deliver babies, many of whom had high risk pregnancies. But Honi would have been Dr. Weiner’s first gorilla.

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