Philadelphia, PA, United States

Thomas Jefferson University

www.jefferson.edu
Philadelphia, PA, United States

For the unrelated California law school, see Thomas Jefferson School of Law.Thomas Jefferson University is a private health science university in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. The university consists of six constituent colleges and schools, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, and Jefferson School of Population Health. In 2011, the medical college was ranked #42 among the nation's medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. Wikipedia.

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City Of Hope and Thomas Jefferson University | Date: 2017-02-22

In one embodiment, a masked monoclonal antibody (mAb) is provided, the mAb, encoded by a nucleic acid sequence or an amino acid sequence molecule comprising a signal sequence, a masking epitope sequence, a linker sequence that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue; and an antibody or a functional fragment thereof. In another embodiment, a cross-masked mAb heterodimer complex is provided, comprising a first masked mAb, comprising a first signal sequence, a first masking epitope sequence, a first linker that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue, and a first antibody or fragment thereof; and a second masked mAb, comprising a second signal sequence, a second masking epitope sequence, a second linker that is cleavable by a protease specific to a target tissue, and a second antibody or fragment thereof.


The present disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising nucleic acids capable of targeting IGF-1R expression in M2 cells. The present disclosure also provides methods for the selective reduction of M2 cells by targeting expression of IGF-1R in these cells. The present disclosure further provides methods for treating cancer and enhancing therapeutic by targeting expression of IGF-1R in M2 cells in patients. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is effective when administered systemically to subjects in need thereof. The ease of administration of the pharmaceutical composition facilitates treatment and enhances patient compliance.


Patent
Thomas Jefferson University | Date: 2017-06-21

Methods and systems include a long-term implantable ultra-filtrate monitoring system that uses micro-porous membranes to produce an ultra-filtrate of tissue interstitial fluid or blood plasma. The ultra-filtrate is transported through a sensor to detect a level of analyte in the ultra-filtrate. The long-term implantable fluid monitoring system thus includes a first porous catheter, a second porous catheter, a sensor configured to measure an amount of analyte in fluid, and a pump configured to move fluid through the first porous catheter to the sensor and from the sensor through the second porous catheter.


Screening and diagnostic reagents, kits and methods for primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed. Compositions for and methods of imaging and treating primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed. Vaccines compositions and methods of for treating and preventing primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed.


Patent
Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University | Date: 2016-08-29

An implantable medical device having a sheath formed of a polymer material, wherein the sheath forms a reservoir attached to or around the implantable medical device, and wherein the reservoir is sealed with a biocompatible pressure responsive coating; wherein the biocompatible coating is stable for at least 7-day post implantation into a body, and can be mechanically ruptured by application of an exterior pressure generating force.


Patent
Thomas Jefferson University | Date: 2016-11-17

An implantable vital sign sensor including a housing including a first portion, the first portion defining a first open end, a second open end opposite the first end, and a lumen there through, the first portion being sized to be implanted substantially entirely within the blood vessel wall of the patient. A sensor module configured to measure a blood vessel blood pressure waveform is included, the sensor module having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion being insertable within the lumen and the proximal portion extending outward from the first open end.


Patent
Thomas Jefferson University | Date: 2016-11-17

An implantable vital sign sensor including a housing including a first portion, the first portion defining a first open end, a second open end opposite the first end, and a lumen there through, the first portion being sized to be implanted substantially entirely within the blood vessel wall of the patient. A sensor module configured to measure a blood vessel blood pressure waveform is included, the sensor module having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion being insertable within the lumen and the proximal portion extending outward from the first open end.


Patent
Thomas Jefferson University | Date: 2016-08-02

Disclosed herein are methods for determining whether a PAR4 inhibitor should be administered to a human subject, the methods comprising administering a PAR4 inhibitor to a subject determined to have a G allele for a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at rs773902, and not administering a PAR4 inhibitor to a subject determined to have an A allele for the SNP at rs773902. A genotyping assay can be used to determine the SNP.


Patent
Thomas Jefferson University | Date: 2017-02-16

The technology described herein relates to pinacolyl boronate substituted stilbenes for the treatment of cancers, e.g. cancers expressing abnormally high levels of SREBP1.


Wender R.,Thomas Jefferson University
CA: a cancer journal for clinicians | Year: 2013

Findings from the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial established that lung cancer mortality in specific high-risk groups can be reduced by annual screening with low-dose computed tomography. These findings indicate that the adoption of lung cancer screening could save many lives. Based on the results of the National Lung Screening Trial, the American Cancer Society is issuing an initial guideline for lung cancer screening. This guideline recommends that clinicians with access to high-volume, high-quality lung cancer screening and treatment centers should initiate a discussion about screening with apparently healthy patients aged 55 years to 74 years who have at least a 30-pack-year smoking history and who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. A process of informed and shared decision-making with a clinician related to the potential benefits, limitations, and harms associated with screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography should occur before any decision is made to initiate lung cancer screening. Smoking cessation counseling remains a high priority for clinical attention in discussions with current smokers, who should be informed of their continuing risk of lung cancer. Screening should not be viewed as an alternative to smoking cessation. Copyright © 2013 American Cancer Society, Inc.

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