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November 20, 2012Pediatric Cancer Patients Celebrate at Thanksgiving Party
Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a Thanksgiving party for more than 120 pediatric cancer patients and their families.
October 24, 2012UI Hospital, Chicago Fire Partner for Breast Cancer Awareness
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club have partnered to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
October 10, 2012An alternative to colonoscopy
Too many people refuse screenings for colorectal cancer because the tests are uncomfortable and costly. Xavier Llor has a better idea.
September 6, 2012Genetic 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 1, 2012Physician-scientist heads Cancer Center
Cancer researcher and clinician Howard Ozer, former interim director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, has been named the center’s director.
July 24, 2012Is Ovarian Cancer Linked to Ovulation?
Could ovulation be the link to ovarian cancer? A researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy hopes to see if ovulation increases a signaling pathway that transforms cells of the ovary or the Fallopian tubes into ovarian cancer.
July 18, 2012Staying strong to clear life’s hurdles
“I don’t want cancer or being a survivor to define me,” says assistant athletic director Mike Gilmartin.
July 12, 2012Noted 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 15, 2012Key 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 24, 2012Can Weight Loss Help African American Breast Cancer Survivors?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy have designed a novel community-based weight loss intervention designed for African American breast cancer survivors.