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Top prize in treating patients right

By Jan Jarvis UNT System College of Pharmacy student Mark Herndon had 10 minutes to research the drug that had been prescribed for a patient with Crohn’s disease. He spent his time focused on the patient and how he could make sure the man took the drug properly. When he sat down with the patient, he knew exactly what to say to him. “What’s most important is to establish good rap...Read more

Jul 20, 2017

A new look at triple-negative breast cancer

By Jan Jarvis   Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is often aggressive, hard to treat and disproportionately affects carriers of the BRCA1 gene mutation and younger women of African origin. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center have received a $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to help develop a new therapy that holds promise for the 38,000 to 55,000 women who...Read more

Jul 19, 2017

For prostate cancer patients, a potential treatment with fewer side effects

By Jan Jarvis   Prostate cancer patients who have lifesaving therapy to lower testosterone often survive the disease, only to face debilitating neurological symptoms of which hot flushes are the most common. Medications are available to address these hot flushes (also known as hot flashes), but they come with side effects that men often find intolerable due to the feminizing effects ...Read more

Jul 17, 2017

Accreditation a milestone moment for College of Pharmacy

By Jeff Carlton   The College of Pharmacy at UNT Health Science Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), less than two months after graduating Fort Worth’s first class of pharmacy students. The accreditation status is a milestone for the UNT System College of Pharmacy, which was founded in 2011, began classes in 2013 and graduated its f...Read more

Jul 13, 2017