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June 19, 2018

Keytruda Approved for Previously Treated PD-L1-Positive Cervical Cancer

Clinical Oncology News, June 18, 2018
"Even with the many advances observed across gynecologic cancers, new treatment options have been lacking for previously treated patients with advanced cervical cancer," said Bradley Monk, MD, the medical director of US Oncology's Research Gynecology Program, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Arizona College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, in Phoenix.

600 Catholic Constitutions declare support for Paris climate agreement

Catholic Philly, June 19, 2018
Jesuit Father Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton University, said the institution in Omaha, Nebraska, recognizes that climate change is a moral issue "that threatens human life and dignity, threatens the poor and damages our common home."
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New physician training alliance launches in Arizona

Arizona Big Media, June 19, 2018
The Creighton University-Arizona Health Education Alliance will now oversee the Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs for two of the Valley's largest healthcare institutions - Maricopa Integrated Health System and Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, as well as the program for District Medical Group.
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No quick fix for chronic pain: With opioids cut back, challenge now is finding an alternative

Omaha World-Herald, June 18, 2018
Ruth Maher, an assistant professor in Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, said future clinicians will need to be able to teach patients about their pain, from its complex biology to the psychosocial factors that contribute to it. Creighton two years ago added a separate, required course on pain to its physical therapy program, said Maher, who holds a doctorate in physical therapy.
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Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Health Central, June 19, 2018
This study, published online in PLOS One, was performed in collaboration with Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska; the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; and GrassrootsHealth, a nonprofit organization that promotes vitamin D research based in Encinitas, California.
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Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer

Science Daily, June 15, 2018
Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online issue of PLOS ONE, in collaboration with Creighton University, Medical University of South Carolina and GrassrootsHealth, an Encinitas-based nonprofit organization that promotes vitamin D research and its therapeutic benefits.
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Pope Francis took the climate crisis to those who can fix it: oil and gas execs

The Hill, June 19, 2018
Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, assistant professor and director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University submitted this opinion piece on the Clmate Covenant.
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