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21st Century Cures Roundtable with Kevin McVary, MD, Congressmen John Shimkus, and Rodney Davis

Congressmen John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) and Rodney Davis (R-Illinois-13) heard from medical experts and patient advocates today during a roundtable discussion of how to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of new cures and treatments. The event, part of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cures initiative, was hosted by the SIU School of Medicine.










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MRI Now Used to Detect Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancers among men and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it's one of the deadliest.

"Prostate cancer is probably 60 to 70% of patients I see," said Dr. Shaheen Alanee, Director of SIU Urologic Oncology.

Dr. Alanee says developing prostate cancer depends primarily on your race, age, and your family history.

"If you have a male who has a father or a brother that was diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age, then his chance of having prostate cancer is two to four times higher than everyone else in the population," said Dr. Alanee.

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Dr. Ahmed El-Zawahry, Assistant Professor in the Division of Urology, recently received the Best Reviewer Award from among 3,000 fellow reviewers by the editors of The Journal of Urology.  The selection was based on the volume, timeliness and quality of his reviews. 
Congratulations, Dr. El-Zawahry.