UI Cancer Center applying for ACS grant

The UI Cancer Center is applying for a prestigious American Cancer Society – Institutional Review Grant (ACS-IRG) that is due April 1. The ACS-IRG is designed to support the development of beginning investigators conducting cancer research by providing pilot funds to obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. The program is intended to support independent, self-directed, investigators early in their careers for whom the institution has committed…

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Frolov finds other function for retinoblastoma protein

The retinoblastoma protein is an important tumor suppressor due to its role in cell cycle control. University of Illinois Cancer Center member Maxim Frolov has discovered another function. In a new paper published in Cell Reports, Frolov, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics in the University of Illinois College of Medicine, has found that retinoblastoma protein (pRB) has an important function in skeletal muscle. “Our research led to two important findings,” Frolov…

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ChicagoCHEC accepting applications for summer program

Applications for the 2019 ChicagoCHEC Summer Fellowship Program will be accepted until Feb. 28. The program is a comprehensive summer and academic year learning experience for outstanding undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students interested in health who possess the commitment to apply to graduate or medical school and can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to advance cancer health equity.Finalists will be selected and interviewed in March, with candidates being chosen and notified in April. The…

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NCI awarding grants to postdoctoral researchers

The National Cancer Institute is currently accepting applications for its Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) for early stage postdocs with less than two years of experience. Two new grants (RFA-CA-19-029 and RFA-CA-19-030) are currently available. Institutions may submit a combined total of up to three applications (one in data science, one in cancer control science and one in “other sciences”), as defined in both RFAs. Applications are due Feb. 26. A nomination letter…

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Athletics, UI Cancer Center team up for basketball game, concert

The UI Cancer Center and UIC men’s basketball team may be from opposite sides of campus, the two will come together Sunday, Feb. 24, to raise awareness and provide resources for a good cause – all with a lineup that promises some fun. Called the U and I vs. Cancer Basketball Game and Concert, the event will take place at the Credit Union 1 arena, 525 S. Racine Ave. A community resource fair…

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Newly activated UI Cancer Center clinical trials

The following studies have recently been activated for patient enrollment by the University of Illinois Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO). Please click on the link to learn about the details regarding the study on ClinicalTrials.gov. For more information or questions about a study, please email cancertrials@uic.edu or call 312-355-5112. BTCRC HEM15-028: Phase I/II Study of Ixazomib and Romidepsin in Relapsed/Refractory Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma (PTCL). Phase I portion to evaluate maximum tolerated dose…

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