Health Sciences

CAR T cell therapy may eliminate tumor cells missed by surgery

The results of a study led by Penn Medicine’s Carl June greenlights preclinical trials for the application of CAR T therapy in gel form to surgical wounds following partial tumor removal to eliminate residual tumor cells.

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Fostering a therapy dog means welcoming strangers and petting

Foster families and therapy dogs in training learn their roles together. Studies show pet therapy in hospitals significantly decreases pain, calms breathing, and boosts mood and perceived energy levels in patients.

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In the News


Health experts want FDA safety review of fast-tracked Alzheimer’s drug

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says that an independent panel needs to meet to discuss the use of beta amyloid PET scans to support a drug’s accelerated approval.



She was told she could never have kids. After a rare uterus transplant, she just had her second son

Kathleen O’Neill of the Perelman School of Medicine describes the journey of patient Chelsea Jovanovich, who just had her second baby thanks to a rare uterus transplant at Penn Medicine in 2021.



FDA: Base blood donation policy on science, not stigma

In an Op-Ed, Scott Jelinek of the Leonard Davis Institute and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia urges the FDA to remove its restriction on blood donation by gay and bisexual men.


The New York Times

An even deadlier pandemic could soon be here

Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine says that mRNA vaccines can be mass-produced faster than normal, in as little as three months.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Five ways Gov. Josh Shapiro can boost Pennsylvania’s innovation economy

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is noted as an example of how innovative research can create business ecosystems.