In clinical trial, cream reduces squamous cell carcinoma risk

Results of a new randomized, double-blinded, controlled clinical trial in veterans showed a 75 percent reduction in the risk of needing surgery to treat a squamous cell carcinoma for a year after applying a skin cream for up to four weeks.
2017 in Review

The year in stories

Calendar year 2017 on the Brown University campus came with these 21 noteworthy and well-read stories along with countless others.

Lilli Hornig

A revered member of the Brown community, Lilli Hornig made her mark as a scientist on the Manhattan Project and as an advocate for women in science.

For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care

Researchers report that thousands of leukemia patients who received frequent transfusions had very short stays in hospice at the end of life, suggesting that transfusion dependence presents a barrier to making meaningful use of palliative care.