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Oncotarget’s Journal Shares Insightful and Accessible Medical Research Publications

Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed free access journal published weekly and covering various aspects of oncology research. It was started in 2010 and aims at making scientific results available while maximizing its impact through insightful reviews. The journal envisions a future where important discoveries are shared rapidly, and different biomedical fields are linked. The journal also hopes to enhance clinical and basic science in the fight against diseases.

Publications by Oncotarget Journal

On March 6th, 2017, Oncotarget published a journal in which Fabian V. Flipp, UC Merced professor, had mapped out melanoma’s genetic landscape and pinpointed a drug that was capable of battling the disease. In an interview, Mr. Flipp explained that the precision medicine sheds light on which drugs are effective to an individual’s unique epigenetic and genetic makeup. Mr. Flipp’s direction toward precision targeting proves that it is possible to control cancer through regulating epigenetic factors and hormone receptors at the same time. Oncotarget is also available on Dove Press.

A study by the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that electronic cigarettes are as much harmful to teeth and gums as conventional cigarettes. The study led by Irfan Rahman, an Environmental Medicine professor at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, was published in Oncotarget. The study addresses the detrimental effects of e-cigarettes on oral health at a molecular and cellular level and is the first of its kind. Mr. Rahman explained that burnt vapors from e-cigarettes cause the release of inflammatory proteins which increase stress within cells causing damage that may result to oral diseases.

Watanabe-Smith is a postdoctoral fellow at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Mr. Watanabe highlights that mutations are inclusive in our lives; he compares mutations to text message typos as they are mistakes found in a gene. However, he emphasizes that the major issue lies in which mutations are cancer causing and further asserts that the problem may pose a challenge if an efficient model system to test these mutations is not available. Mr. Watanabe’s research sought to understand one particular mutation in a leukemia test, which was published in the Oncotarget journal. While he was working on the model system, he encountered a new problem in which unexpected and additional gene mutation popped up every time he tried to sequence the patient’s DNA. That is why he decided to study this phenomenon.

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Innovacare Health A Regional Leader in Healthcare

InnovaCare Health is the leading Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Organization giving healthcare services in Puerto Rico. Its mission is to redefine healthcare management to meet the complex problems in the healthcare environment. It focuses on providing patients with cost-effective, quality driven, innovative and well-coordinated managed care models.

InnovaCare Health believes in putting patients first and offering quality Medicare. There is a lot of teamwork, which has been enhanced through effective communication, clear vision and the willingness to find solutions to various challenges.

The healthcare provider recently added three executives to its leadership. These executives are Jonathan Meyers who is now the Chief Actuary Officer. Before joining the company, he served as the Director of Medicaid, Actuary Services, and Medicare for Horizon BCBS.

The other addition is Penelope Kokkinides who is now the Chief Administrative Officer. He has two decades experience in healthcare specializing in Medicaid and Medicaid programs. Penelope also has an expertise and extensive knowledge in the development of clinical programs and health care process management. She focuses on improving efficiencies and infrastructure in the organization.

Kokkinides before joining InnovaCare Health served in many executive roles. Some of the roles include Chief Operating Officer and Executive President for Centerlight HeathCare. At the company, she was responsible giving strategic direction and management of the managed care division. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health. She served at AmeriChoice as Corporate Vice President for Disease and Care Management. While at the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary, she was instrumental in the development and implementing of the health model.

The current CEO Dr. Richard Shinto has been in the healthcare sector for over 20 years. He has improved the healthcare service through leadership and his experience in operational and clinical healthcare. Before, Shinto served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. View the company profile at LinkedIn

He Dr. Richard Shinto was the corporate vice president of medical Management for MedPartners. Later, he moved to NAMM California as Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan. In the medical tenure, he was an internist and pulmonologist.

Shinto holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California. He received a medical degree from New York State University and an MBA from the University of Redlands. Shinto is an accomplished publisher with most of his works revolving around clinical medicine and healthcare.

InnovaCare Health has the right leadership which as seen it grow and develop. The established values such as integrity and provision of quality healthcare make the company a leading healthcare provider in Puerto Rico.