Research

Norton Healthcare physicians first in world to test cancer drug as COVID-19 treatment

A COVID-19 patient at Norton Healthcare is the first in the world to participate in a randomized Phase 2 clinical study using low-dose selinexor. This oral drug, manufactured by Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. and marketed as XPOVIO, is currently approved at higher doses […]

Research is spine group’s hallmark

It’s not unusual for the presence and expertise of Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons to be requested at medical conferences around the world. This year alone, Norton Leatherman Spine physicians served as keynote speakers at spine […]

Norton Cancer Institute researching how to reduce infections linked to treating AML

Nohla Therapeutics initiates Phase 2 LAUNCH clinical trial to assess optimal dosage of innovative cell therapy for those with acute myeloid leukemia. A treatment made from umbilical cord blood is helping oncology and hematology specialists […]

Research program offers clinicians opportunities

Norton Healthcare offers a wide range of research opportunities for clinicians and their practice groups, as well as clinicians partnering from other entities. More than 850 studies were active or pending through mid-December 2017. “Norton […]

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute launches

Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Louisville, have founded Norton Children’s Cancer Institute to provide improved access, new programs to treat rare tumors and benign blood disorders, and […]

First patient consents to lymphoma trial

Norton Cancer Institute has enlisted the first patient ever to participate in a clinical trial studying a potential new drug to treat a type of rare lymphoma. The female patient will receive a drug designed […]

Refractory epilepsy treatments available

Patients with refractory epilepsy face a greater risk of accidents, injuries, cognitive issues, mood disorders, social difficulties and unemployment. Norton Neuroscience Institute offers a variety of treatments that can vastly improve quality of life for these patients, […]

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Mustafa Barbour, M.D.

Mustafa Barbour, M.D., brings innovative hematology/oncology care to Louisville-area children

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How VDRO helps children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders

Children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), muscular dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can be at risk for hip dislocation. Varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO) surgery places the ball back […]

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Sunnye Mayes, Ph.D. ABPP, joins Norton Children’s Cancer Institute as hematology/oncology psychologist

Sunnye Mayes, Ph.D. ABPP, has joined Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as hematology/oncology psychologist. Dr. Mayes is the only provider in Kentucky or Southern Indiana certified by the American […]

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Minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedure helps Hall of Fame trainer

Hall of Fame horse trainer D. Wayne Lukas endured pain and weakness in his leg, foot and hip, from lumbar spinal stenosis, for years before seeing Jeffrey L. Gum, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon with Norton […]

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Interstage support for single ventricle anomaly families improves outcomes

Caring for children born with single ventricle anomalies can be challenging and stressful for families. Before these children go home for the first time, Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, […]

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‘MedChat’ CME podcast: ‘Psychedelics: Potential for Therapeutic Use’

The latest episode of the “MedChat” podcast, “Psychedelics: Potential for Therapeutic Use,” is now available. Promising research is being conducted on psychedelics for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. This episode covers the history of psychedelics, […]

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