March 4, 2014New 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.
February 19, 2014Collaboration 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 »
February 4, 2014Thyroid 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.
January 6, 2014University 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.
January 3, 2014Test Could Help Spot Patients Most At Risk From Triple-negative Breast Cancer
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a new test that could help physicians identify patients with the most lethal forms of triple-negative breast cancer.
Recent Posts by UChicago Cancer Experts
Stanley Liauw, MD, will travel with 10 other radiation oncologists to Tanzania later this month as part of a group called Radiating Hope, a non-profit volunteer team of mountain climbers focused on bringing cancer care to developing countries.
A study last week outlined the heightened risk of ovarian cancer for women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations who do not opt for prophylactic surgery before age 35. It gives us additional information to help our patients decide what to do, but it also raises a number of key questions to consider.
The latest roundup of cancer research by University of Chicago Medicine experts highlights work being done by in kinase inhibitors, genomics in breast cancer, differences between HPV-related and other head and neck cancers, and immunotherapy and host immune suppression.
Globus Genomics, a new cloud-based platform that combines data management tools, elastic computation and a graphical workflow environment, is helping the laboratory of Kenan Onel, MD, PhD, director of the Familial Cancer Clinic at UCM, tackle the growing data challenges involved in studying the genetics of cancer.
The University of Chicago Medicine is one of six institutions sharing in a $540 million grant from Ludwig Cancer Research to pursue breakthroughs that will alter the course of cancer. WTTW’s Chicago Tonight profiles the work University of Chicago Medicine’s Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, co-director of the Ludwig Center at the University of Chicago and Steven J. Chmura, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiation and cellular oncology, are doing in cancer research.