Genetic counseling stars in new UI Cancer Center film

That’s a wrap.The University of Illinois Cancer Center has finished production on a new six and one-half minute video to educate women - particularly of African American descent - on the importance of genetic counseling, which provides information to individuals on how hereditary conditions, such as cancer, might affect them or their family. Most importantly, the video is designed to motivate underserved minority women with a high-risk family history to attend genetic counseling…

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UIC DPI grants awarded to two UI Cancer Center members

Two University of Illinois Cancer Center members were named winners of the UIC Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) Cycle 1 Seed Funding Program. Eighty eight proposals were submitted for consideration. The applications were reviewed by at least three UIC faculty, with proposals scoring in the top 30 percent advancing to a second round of review conducted by the Office of Technology Management to assess intellectual property and commercialization potential. A final review committee selected…

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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. S1602: A Phase II Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Influence of BCG Strain Differences and T Cell Priming with Intradermal BCG Before Intravesical…

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