Until recently, children were rarely included in studies of medical treatments. As a result, much is still unknown about how children respond to drugs, some biologics (such as gene therapy) and medical devices. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only 20-30% of approved drugs have actually been labeled for use in children.
The mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective for Most Patients with Cancer
For most patients with cancer, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. This article explains the results of the first study that evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines in patients with solid cancers, such as lung, breast, or prostate cancer.
November 2021 – Lung Cancer
Clinical trials, also called research studies, may offer good treatment options for some people with
Being a caregiver can be physically and emotionally stressful. Caregivers do not often realize their own emotional and physical health is compromised. This session will help caregivers understand the impact of caregiving and offer tips on how to maintain their own health.
Palliative medicine is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Palliative or
Study achieved median overall survival of 31.7 months
Updated efficacy data demonstrated an overall response rate of 62%, with 22% of patients achieving a complete response
Jason Harold Mendler, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, received his bachelor's degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then went on to earn his PhD in Genetics and his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining Wilmot Cancer Center, Dr. Mendler completed his residency at and served as chief resident of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Medicine.