New Imaging Technology May Help Predict Aggressiveness of Lung Cancer

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic are leading development of a computerized tissue-imaging program that could soon help identify which lung cancer patients are likely to face an earlier recurrence of the disease. With that information, cancer experts could more accurately determine which lung cancer patients should undergo aggressive post-surgery chemotherapy—and which are unlikely to … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies

For the eighth time in the past 10 years, Cleveland Clinic has earned a place among the World’s Most Ethical Companies, which is awarded by the Ethisphere Institute to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to corporate citizenship, integrity, transparency and ethical business practices. Cleveland Clinic is one of 135 companies in 24 countries – and … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Uncover How Cancer Stem Cells Drive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer – triple-negative breast cancer – to thrive. Hormone therapy for breast cancer blocks cancer cells from interacting with hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which fuel the cancer cells to grow … Read More

Cleveland Clinic’s Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Transitions to New Advanced Payment Model

Cleveland Clinic’s Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has transitioned to a new payment model introduced this year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that can reduce healthcare costs by increasing the health system’s opportunities for performance-based savings. Under the new model, Cleveland Clinic Medicare ACO, which manages a population of 105,000 beneficiaries, will assume … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Partners with Martin Health System for First Cardiovascular Affiliation in Florida

CLEVELAND, Ohio, and STUART, Fla. – Cleveland Clinic and Martin Health System announced an affiliation agreement to share best practices in cardiology and heart surgery, optimize superior patient-centered care, and develop programs to improve quality, safety and outcomes. The cardiac programs at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and the Frances … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Find New Gene Variant Linked to Deadly Prostate Cancer

Cleveland Clinic researchers have confirmed for the first time a mechanistic link between the gene HSD17B4 and deadly, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. The research, led by Nima Sharifi, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Department of Cancer Biology, shows that men who lack a certain subtype of the gene may be more susceptible to aggressive prostate … Read More

New Research Aims to Improve the Lives of Children with High Grade Glioma

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a $100,000 Josh Metzger Memorial Fox Trot Grant sponsored by the Prayers From Maria Foundation, in support of pediatric neurosurgical oncology research. Violette Recinos, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgical oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, and her team will use the … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Shared Decision-Making for Prenatal Genetic Screening

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Cleveland Clinic a research grant to study how to help patients and healthcare providers have informative and meaningful discussions about the use of new prenatal genetic tests. Ruth Farrell, M.D., MA, OB/GYN and Vice Chair of Clinical Research for Cleveland Clinic’s  Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute, was … Read More