Yale researchers develop novel cancer therapy

Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer therapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells can then be injected back into a patient’s blood to boost the immune response or fight cancer. “In repressing the body’s immune response, tumors are like […] [Read More]
Jon Oddo, of Boys & Girls Village in Milford.

Boys & Girls Village names leader at school

Boys & Girls Village in Milford has named Jon Oddo the vice president of educational and vocational services at its Charles F. Hayden School. Oddo previously served as director of educational and vocational services at the school, which provides comprehensive educational and clinical services to students from across Connecticut with behavioral or mental health needs. […] [Read More]

Yale may be on to brain cancer treatment

Glioblastoma is a complex, deadly, and hard-to-treat brain cancer, but Yale School of Medicine researchers may have found the tumor’s Achilles heel. The researchers report in the Aug. 12 issue of the journal Science Signaling that targeting a protein crucial in the early development of the brain can block multiple signaling pathways implicated in glioblastoma […] [Read More]
Categories: brain cancer, cancer, health

FDA approves device that may result in more lung transplants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the XVIVO Perfusion System with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for lung transplantation but may be transplantable if there is more time to observe and evaluate the organ’s function to determine whether the lung is viable […] [Read More]
A family nurse practitioner class at Sacred Heart University - photo by Tracy Deer-Mirek

Sacred Heart nursing school gets $682,940 grant

The Sacred Heart University School of Nursing has been awarded a $682,940 grant, the largest in the program’s history. The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant was issued by the Health Resources and Services Administrations, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Susan DeNisco, who was serving as interim director of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy names board members

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. – a nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer – has announced that David Darst and Alexandra Landes have joined the foundation’s Board of Directors. Both Darst and Landes lost their mothers to cancer and share a commitment to uncovering innovative methods for treating cancer with […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Stamford
Members of Greenwich Hospital cancer care teams joined oncology fellowship program sponsor Fred C. Flynn, Jr. at a celebration for graduating fellows Kaitlin Campbell (seated, left) and Julia Melvin (seated, right) in July.

Nursing students graduate from Greenwich fellowship

Greenwich Hospital has announced the graduation of two Boston College nursing students, Julia Melvin and Kaitlin Campbell, from a new oncology nursing fellowship program piloted at the hospital this summer. The program was made possible through the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training and Development Fund, established by retired Stamford business executive Frederick C. Flynn […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Greenwich
From left:  Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament Co-chair Nancy Bento, NPBCC President’s Council; Armando Goncalves, Senior Vice President, Peoples United Bank, Corporate Event Sponsor; and tournament co-chair Donna T. Craft, NPBCC Advisory Board.

Tennis tournament will raise money for breast care center

The Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament takes place at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield on Sept. 9, beginning at 9 a/m.  The event, a fundraiser for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s community outreach programs, draws participants from throughout southern Fairfield County.  The Breast Care Center has been helping women in the […] [Read More]