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Genito Urinary Translational Study (GUTS) Group

The goal of this forum is to promote the discussion of state-of-the-art research in genito-urinary medicine, with the goal of expanding basic, clinical, and translational research and training at MMC.

Next up on G.U.T.S: 7-8am, January 29, 2015 Dana Center room #4


Discussion: Human Microbiome Project David Chalmers, MD, Pediatric Urology


Recent Interesting Studies or Reviews:

Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2008 Nov-Dec;38(10):309-27. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2008.09.001.
The human microbiome and probiotics: implications for pediatrics.
Hsieh MH1, Versalovic J.

Recent MMC/MMCRI Cancer-Related Studies:

Notch signal integration in the vasculature during remodeling. Rostama B, Peterson SM, Vary CP, Liaw L. Vascul Pharmacol. 2014 Oct 18;63(2):97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2014.10.003. Review.

 Inhibition of tumor-associated αvβ3 integrin regulates the angiogenic switch by enhancing expression of IGFBP-4 leading to reduced melanoma growth and angiogenesis in vivo. Contois LW, Akalu A, Caron JM, Tweedie E, Cretu A, Henderson T, Liaw L, Friesel R, Vary C, Brooks PC. Angiogenesis. 2015 Jan;18(1):31-46. doi: 10.1007/s10456-014-9445-2. Epub 2014 Sep 24.


Links of interest:

MMC Cancer Institute

MMC Urology Residency Program

MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center

MMC Tissue Bank

Maine Cancer Foundation

Maine Coalition to fight prostate cancer

National Cancer Institute



Calvin Vary-WebPage

Moritz Hansen-WebPage

Paul Han-WebPage


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