Patients with a high number of genes most associated with pathways that lead to cell death in lung cancer are at increased risk of dying early from their disease, researchers report.
Identifying more genetic mutations in an individual’s cancer enables more targeted treatment for patients. That includes finding mutations not previously associated with their cancer type, which opens the door to using drugs targeting those...
Results of standard laboratory tests performed on adult outpatients to provide an overall picture of their health are fairly consistent between those with obesity and their leaner counterparts, investigators report.
Fifteen hundred frontline workers are being recruited for a yearlong study to find what percentage are positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, what percentage become positive and whether the antibodies they produce protect them from reinfection.
Dr. Natasha Savage, residency program director in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named the department’s vice chair for academic affairs.
A rapid, cheap, and reliable pooling strategy for screening of SARS-CoV-2 maximizes available testing kits and resources in the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want patients and physicians in our community to have timely access to information that will ultimately benefit us all by helping limit spread of the virus,” says Dr. Ravindra Kolhe, director of the GEM Lab.
About 10% of patients who come to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folate and other indicators of malnutrition, investigators say.
Ninety percent of both STAT and routine tests are now being done in 45 minutes or less at AU Health System, reducing the overall need to order labs STAT.
A big way chemotherapy works is by prompting cancer cells to commit suicide, and scientists have found a pathway the most common lung cancer walks to avoid death.
Partnership is key in the opening of a new lab.
MCG researchers determine which platform is best to rapidly measure how fast the blood is coagulating during surgery.
To more accurately diagnose and treat multiple myeloma, scientists should look at the numbers in each arm of the Y-shaped cancer causing proteins differently, since one arm naturally has more, with and without cancer.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
An MCG lab has been designated to help with patient testing for a trial assessing the effectiveness of targeting cancer-causing gene changes rather than cancer type.
Looking at the urine and blood may be best in diagnosing myeloma
Over the last decade, increasingly fewer of the nation’s senior medical students have chosen to pursue a career in pathology, according to a study review of main residency match data from 2008-17. Figuring out why is anyone’s guess, says Dr. Gurmukh...
One small molecule that helps regulate gene expression plays a big role in keeping us safe from the machinations of cancer.
A Medical College of Georgia research team has emerging evidence that a little-known gene may have a big role in keeping our Paneth cells – and us – healthy and active.
Patients diagnosed with the most common form of leukemia who also have high levels of an enzyme known to suppress the immune system are most likely to die early, researchers say. High levels of this enzyme, indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase, or IDO, at...