Distinguished Lecture Series features Hopkins’ Brawley

Otis W. Brawley, MD, will be the featured speaker at the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Thompson Rooms, second floor of Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Brawley will present “Cancer Control in the 21st Century.” Brawley is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. He is an authority on cancer screening…

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Hyundai bestows grant to fight pediatric cancer to UI Health

A unique paint job adorned the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe parked in the University of Illinois at Chicago lot, one that can’t be found on any other car. It was decorated with colorful handprints from children suffering from cancer. Pediatric cancer patients treated at the University of Illinois Health Science System dipped their hands in blue, green and red paint last week and left a lasting impression on the white car during a…

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Tyler has newfound love for disparity research

Mark Tyler knew that cancer treatments and research were constantly advancing. What he didn’t know was how much room for growth there was – specifically in aspects like building community and equality-based approaches. This summer, Tyler, a junior at Governors State University, took part in Governors State University – UI Cancer Center Disparity Education (GUIDE) Project as an intern. The project prepares college students and junior faculty for careers in cancer disparities research…

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Funding opportunities

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Gynecologic SPORE in Uterine Cancers program has two award opportunities for 2019-2020. Letters of intent – LOIs can be as short as one page, with chosen applicants invited to submit a full proposal – are due by 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 30. The first is the Career Enhancement Program, with the award being up to $50,000. The proposed research may be basic, translational, or clinical,…

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