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Xavier Llor

October 10, 2012

An alternative to colonoscopy

Too many people refuse screenings for colorectal cancer because the tests are uncomfortable and costly. Xavier Llor has a better idea.

October 9, 2012

Simple Test May Ease Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

A simple new test, in which the patient swallows a string, can monitor treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis as effectively as an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure that risks complications, particularly in children.

September 26, 2012

$3.4M HHS Grant To Help UIC Address Shortage of Latino Health Providers

The College of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.4 million federal grant to improve the severe shortage of Latino physicians and other health care professionals.

September 6, 2012

Genetic Link to Prostate Cancer Risk in African Americans Found

Prostate cancer in African-American men is associated with specific changes in the IL-16 gene, and by establishing the link in men of African as well as European descent, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine may have found a useful new biomarker for prostate cancer.

August 9, 2012

UIC Study Examines Exercise and Weight Loss for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis

UIC researchers have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effectiveness of two community-based health promotion programs for older adults with osteoarthritis.

July 12, 2012

Noted Leukemia Clinician, Researcher Named UI Cancer Center Director

Dr. Howard Ozer, a renowned cancer clinician and researcher, has been named director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

June 18, 2012

Chicago Woman Cured of Sickle Cell Disease

A Chicago woman treated at the University of Illinois Hospital is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell disease without chemotherapy in preparation for the transplant.

June 15, 2012

Key Enzyme Plays Roles as Both Friend and Foe to Cancer

A molecule thought to limit cell proliferation also helps cancer cells survive during initial tumor formation and when the wayward cells spread to other organs in the body, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.

April 16, 2012

Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD Begins June 11

Camp STAR, for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral difficulties, begins its fifth season in June. The camp is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services.

April 4, 2012

Chicago Man Receives Robotic Kidney Transplant After 17 Years

Robotic surgery permitted surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System to transplant a kidney into a morbidly obese Chicago man — who had survived 17 years on dialysis waiting for the procedure.

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