Nearly 200 patients screened for oral, head and neck cancer
Michael Markiewicz, DDS, MPH, MD, FACS (left) and Nicholas Callahan, MPH, DMD, MD (right)

Nearly 200 patients screened for oral, head and neck cancer

Petra Garcia walked into Mile Square Health Center last week to undergo a mammogram and walked out having been screened for head and neck cancer, too. Garcia was one of 187 individuals to be screened at five University of Illinois Health locations – UI Health Mile Square sites in South Shore, Humboldt Place, Main and Back of the Yards, as well as the UIC College of Dentistry - last week as part of…

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Students raise more than $8,500 at cancer event

The University of Illinois Recreation Center was a flurry of activity Friday evening. Students throughout the facility were exercising to stay fit – running, swimming, playing volleyball and basketball, lifting weights. A group of nearly 75 students were walking in the second floor’s main gymnasium, doing so not only to maintain their own health, but to help those who may not be able to walk. The third annual UIC Relay For Life was…

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Congressman hosting Town Hall Thursday on cancer

“Viewing Cancers in the 21st Century” is the theme for a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis on Thursday, April 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mile Square Health Center’s second floor staff lounge, 1220 S. Wood. The event, which will be held to educate the community on healthcare and the University of Illinois Cancer Center, is open to the public. Scheduled speakers are: Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS,…

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NAPBC renews accreditation at UI Health’s Center for Breast Care

The Center for Breast Care at UI Health has again been granted full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers (NAPBC), furthering its reputation as a premier provider of patient-centered breast care in the Chicagoland area.The three-year accreditation from the NAPBC, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, acknowledges UI Health’s commitment to providing the highest quality evaluation and management of patients with breast disease. It is given to…

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Watson, Henderson representing UI Cancer Center at BMS Grantee Summit

Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH, associate director of community engagement at the UI Cancer Center, and Vida Henderson, PhD, PharmD, MPH, MFA, research scientist in the Office of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science (OCERIS), and research assistant professor in the UIC School of Public Health, are attending the annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grantee Summit in Princeton, N.J., this week on behalf of the UI Cancer Center. The theme of this year’s summit…

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