2019 Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Pilot Fund- Request for Applications

Overview The University of Illinois Cancer Center Pilot Fund opportunity is designed to provide two “seed” money awards for the initiation of promising new collaborative projects. The seed funding will support applications that demonstrate promise for MPI/R01 funding and align with the CPC specific aims (see below). The Cancer Center is funding these awards to advance promising new research among CPC members and the UIC community. The goals of the CPC Cancer Center…

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New UIC fellowships cultivate future cancer experts, promote inclusion

Two new University of Illinois at Chicago fellowships are helping to advance cancer care and increase diversity in STEM fields. One fellowship, created by the University of Illinois Cancer Center, is a first-of-its-kind, post-graduate program for primary care providers meant to expand the traditional definition of cancer care to more significantly focus on survivorship. “As of January 2019, there are 16.9 million cancer survivors. By 2040, that figure is expected to exceed 26…

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Funding opportunity

Johnson & Johnson is funding a ‘women in STEMD’ scholars program. The recipient of the three-year award will receive a gross amount of $150,000. The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, manufacturing, and design. The awards…

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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. KD025-213: A Phase 2, Randomized, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of KD025 in Subjects with Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease…

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UI Cancer Center sponsoring American Indian Physicians Conference

Robert Winn, MD, director of the UI Cancer Center, will deliver the keynote address at the Association of American Indian Physicians Conference in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 8. Winn’s topic is “Achieving Cancer Health Equity in the era of Precision Medicine and Big Data – The Bench to Community Model.” The conference will be held at the Crown Plaza Chicago West Loop hotel (25 S. Halsted St.) from Aug. 8-11. The UI Cancer…

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