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CAMPUS ROUNDUP

KU MEDICAL CENTER

Researchers at the KU Medical Center have suggested the high rate of false positive results from a common cancer test show it should not be relied on. Qamar Khan, associate professor of hematology/oncology, has reported that the high number of erroneous positive tests from the FDG-PET/CT scans shows it should not be a primary diagnostic tool.

KU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA

Sheldon Preskorn, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief executive officer of the Clinical Research Institute, addressed Chinese physicians on modern drug development and drug-drug interactions as part of a tour of five major Chinese cities this summer. He addressed about 1,000 physicians in five engagements.

EDWARDS CAMPUS

The Confucius Institute held an orientation session for Kansas Special Olympics athletes and trainers who will represent the United States in the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai in October. The session touched on Chinese language, etiquette and the history of Shanghai.

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