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April 8, 2014

The Power of Mobilizing the Immune System for Cancer Therapy

 

Heralded as the “Breakthrough of 2013” by the leading scientific journal Science, cancer immunotherapy is finally getting the attention many in the field thought it long deserved.

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March 4, 2014

New Treatment Protocol for Rectal Cancer Saves Pregnant Woman and Her Baby

 

A few weeks after she learned she was pregnant with her first child, Michelle Jahnke was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. A novel approach by her UCM team saved her and her baby.

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February 19, 2014

Collaboration Drives Cancer Epigenome Mapping and Translation to the Clinic

 

Sometimes it takes a new discovery to put puzzling research findings into the right framework Read more »

Edwin Kaplan, MD, left, Raymon Grogan, MD, and Peter Angelos, MD

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February 4, 2014

Thyroid Cancer Research’s Storied Past and Promising Future

 

At first glance, it may seem ironic that the same institution that gave the world the first nuclear self-sustaining chain reaction also made the first link between radiation exposure and thyroid cancer. Our surgical team: Edwin Kaplan, MD, left, Raymon Grogan, MD, and Peter Angelos, MD.

Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, left, and Geoffrey Green, PhD

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January 6, 2014

University of Chicago to Share in $540 Million Gift from Ludwig Cancer Research

 

Ludwig Center at the University of Chicago receives $90 million to support research on cancer metastasis. Center directors Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, left, and Geoffrey Greene, PhD.

Recent Posts by UChicago Cancer Experts

New Protein Modifications Unlock Clues about Disease

Protein function is controlled by many factors and can be dictated by the distinct array of modifications that occur after proteins are synthesized. The recent publication of two high-impact research papers by biochemist and cancer biologist Yingming Zhao, PhD, is charting new territory in the understanding of post-translational modifications.

 

Redefining Cancer: Looking at the Disease Through 21st Century Lens

How are we doing since President Nixon declared war on cancer by signing the National Cancer Act in 1971? The chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society says that while cancer deaths are declining, the economic burden of cancer care, coupled with an unsustainable rate of health care consumption, spells trouble for the future.

 

New Award Named in Honor of Veteran Hematology/Oncology Nurse

A legacy of knowledge, kindness and collaboration will be honored in the first Sylvia Watson Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Oncology Nursing Practice to be presented at the Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony in May.

 

Study Reveals a Major Mechanism Driving Kidney Cancer Progression

Researchers have found that a protein, which normally suppresses tumor growth when it’s inside the nucleus, has the opposite effect when hypoxia associated with rapidly multiplying kidney cancer cells drives the protein out into the cytoplasm.

 

Cancer Research Roundup: Child Care and Treatment, IBD-associated Colorectal Cancer, Ibrutinib, and Glioblastoma

The latest roundup of cancer research from UChicago highlights: a study showing how young mothers with breast cancer often don’t follow through with needed radiation therapy; a link between inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer; Ibrutinib’s work at limiting cell proliferation in chronic lymphocytic leukemia; a prognostic tool for neuroblastoma; and testing bevacizumab in glioblastoma.

 
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