Researchers have identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity. Limiting weight gain over time could help to reduce the risk of these cancers, the data suggest.

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

An international team of researchers, including Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma. Limiting weight gain over the decades could help to reduce the risk of these cancers, the data suggest.

Sadler receives award from American Society of Hematology

Evan Sadler, PhD, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Hematology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will receive the 2016 Henry M. Stratton Medal for Basic Science.
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Van Dillen honored by physical therapy association

Linda Van Dillen, a professor of physical therapy and of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the American Physical Therapy Association.
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Kyei receives Young Physician-Scientist award

George Kyei, MBChB, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Student team wins $10,000 for Alzheimer’s diagnostic tool

Memento, an interdisciplinary team of Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate, graduate and medical students, has won $10,000 in a national competition for their mobile app designed to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease more quickly.
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Rajagopal awarded Young Physician-Scientist honor

Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
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