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  • Fourteen of 15 into Stanford early: Eye-popping admission stats for low-income advising program
    April 2, 2018

    Stanford University is the most selective in the country for undergraduate admissions, drawing more than 40,000 applicants a year and turning away 19 for every one it accepts. But a select cadre of high school seniors is getting into the private university in Silicon Valley at a much higher rate. They are scholars in a nonprofit advising program called Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, which helps students from low-income families apply to college. Fifteen of them applied to Stanford last fall for early admission to the class entering in 2018. In December, the program reports, 14 got in.

    Read more at washingtonpost.com
  • ‘Liquid biopsy’ can help predict outcomes in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
    March 6, 2018

    A clinically relevant "liquid biopsy" test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Although TNBC represents just 10-15 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses, the disease is responsible for 35 percent of all breast cancer-related deaths. While significant advances in understanding the genomic drivers of primary TNBC have been made in the past decade, relatively little is known about metastatic disease because surgical tumor biopsies are rarely obtained from these patients. Funding for the study was provided by the Gerstner Family Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Pink Agenda, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, V Foundation for Cancer Research and National Cancer Institute.

    Read more at eurekalert.org
  • SUNY Announces Emergency Aid to Support Degree Completion Among Students
    December 18, 2017

    The State University of New York and the SUNY Impact Foundation today announced the launch of a student emergency aid pilot program at seven SUNY campuses supported by more than $600,000 in donations from the Gerstner Family Foundation and the Heckscher Foundation for Children. These funds will be awarded to students experiencing an unforeseen financial hardship or emergency situation, with the goal of keeping more students on track toward graduation.

    Read more at suny.edu