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Crosstalk between fallopian tube, ovary may drive the spread of ovarian cancer
Crosstalk between fallopian tube, ovary may drive the spread of ovarian cancer

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that cancer cells in the fallopian tube affect normal chemical signaling between reproductive tissues and stimulate the release of norepinephrine, a small molecule hormone, from the ovary. Reported in ACS Central Science, an open-access journal published by the American Chemical…

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Patient Brigade aiding UI Cancer Center with new PCORI contract
Patient Brigade aiding UI Cancer Center with new PCORI contract

Colorectal cancer took Candace Henley’s home, her car and her job. But it didn’t take her life. A 15-year cancer survivor, Henley made a promise to God that if she overcame her battle with the disease she would help others navigate a healthcare system that at times she felt was…

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Chicago Loop Life Expectancy
Austin, East Garfield Park, Englewood and West Englewood Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in the Chicago Loop is 85-years-old, but just a few miles away in the neighborhoods of Austin, East Garfield Park, Englewood and West Englewood, that age drops drastically to just over 70. We are striving to understand these differences and are working to reduce these burdens.