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APR 30, 2015 - Washington Times

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U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center to manage Colombian center

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced a 10-year agreement to develop and manage a cancer center in Colombia, South America. UPMC says the deal with the Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia, or FCV, will create the first private cancer center that country. The facility to be ...

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APR 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Just Two Weeks On A High-Fiber Diet Dramatically Lowers Colon Cancer Risk Factors

By Kate Kelland LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Black Americans who switched to a high-fiber African diet for just two weeks saw a dramatic drop in risk factors for colon cancer, a study published on Tuesday found. A group of Africans who went the other way and started eating American food rich in animal proteins and fats saw their risks ...

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APR 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

An extract from broccoli sprouts has been demonstrated to protect mice from oral cancer and was successfully tolerated when taken by a small group of human volunteers. It's said to be a safe, natural molecule that works by protecting the oral lining upon which oral cancers form. The next step, say members of the research team at the University of ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Health Canal

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Trial Co-Led by Pitt Researcher Shows Greater Function after Stroke When Blood Clots Removed from Brain Blood Vessels

PITTSBURGH – A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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APR 13, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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Physical therapy may be as effective as surgery for back pain: study

When it comes to treating lumbar spinal stenosis in the lower back area, physical therapy can be as effective as surgery, a University of Pittsburgh study has found.

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