Highlights from the Biomedical Research Institute (BRI)
BRINK: The Research Magazine of Brigham and Women's Hospital
The future of medicine: BWH's OurGenes, OurHealth, OurCommunity project. Your genes are like a hand of cards that you're dealt at birth. BWH will engage 100,000 patients to create an integral database of medical information that researchers can use to help you do the best you can with the cards you have.
Leading the Charge Against Ovarian Cancer
The robust, collaborative research environment at BWH brings together all kinds of specialists to tackle ovarian cancer.
Pictured from left to right are epidemiologist Susan Hankinson, RN, ScD; surgeon and program director Ross Berkowitz, MD; surgeon Michael Muto, MD; epidemiologist Daniel Cramer, MD, ScD; and pathologist Christopher Crum, MD.
BRI at the Bench
Researchers and doctors at BWH have a powerful piece of equipment called a cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator. With it, they can create imaging drugs that help them see inside patients to diagnose, monitor and understand disease. The drugs created by the cycloton are radioactive and do not keep their desired characteristics for long. Doctors have a relatively short time - two minutes to two hours - to inject them into patients and perform imaging studies.
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