Cancer has impact on more than a patient’s health

Curing cancer isn’t cheap, and patients often have to decide whether to use their finances to live now or in the future. In a new policy brief published in the journal Society of Behavioral Medicine, University of Illinois Cancer Center researchers outlined several ways the financial burden associated with cancer treatment can be addressed. Lacking adequate health insurance or having an abundance of costs for medical care not covered by health insurance can…

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Funding opportunity
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Funding opportunity

Researchers interested in learning how breast cancer develops can earn up to $200,000 for up to two years through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the UI Simon Cancer Center. Based in Indianapolis, the Komen Tissue Bank is the first and only biorepository in the world containing breast tissue and blood products from donors that show no evidence of breast cancer at the time of donation. Applicants must submit…

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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. INCB53914-102: A Phase 1b, Multicenter, Open-Label Study of the Safety and Tolerability of INCB053914 in Combination With INCB050465 in Participants With Relapsed or…

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CAN TV airing Brawley’s discussion of cancer control

Did you miss Otis W. Brawley discuss how cancer can be controlled in the 21st Century during the recent University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Distinguished Lecture? Fear not, CAN TV recorded it and will air it this week. So tune in to Chicago cable channel 27 to hear Brawley, MD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. The lecture will be aired on Sept 11 at noon; Sept. 12…

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