World Cancer Research Day

Today, Sept. 24, is World Cancer Research Day, an initiative originally designed to contribute to the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and keeping its momentum going. It aims to accomplish the scientific advances that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings everyone together: to defeat cancer. The World Declaration for Research on Cancer calls for the active involvement of citizens, entities, institutions and leaders of various areas…

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Around town

Kathy Tossas-Milligan, director of Catchment Area Research and Data Science at the UI Cancer Center, served as a panelist at the National Healthcare Series: Midwest Real Estate Summit, held today, Sept. 24, at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua hotel. Tossas-Milligan’s panel discussed “Optimizing Wellness: Maximizing Data to Improve Access and the Patient and Provider Experience.” Tossas-Milligan also gave a presentation at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Illinois Research Breakfast, held at Chicago’s…

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Winn, UI Cancer Center members present work at Big Ten CRC Summit

Several University of Illinois Cancer Center members participated in the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Summit, held at the Big Ten Conference Headquarters in Rosemont, Ill. Robert Winn, MD, director of the UI Cancer Center, served as a panelist on the Population Health Science session, while UI Cancer Center members John Quigley, MD, presented information during the Myeloid Clinical Trial Working Group meeting, Oana Danciu, MD, at the Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Working…

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Newly activated UI Cancer Center Clinical Trials

The following study has 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. S1803, Phase III Study of Daratumumab/rHuPH20 (NSC-810307) + Lenalidomide or Lenalidomide as Post-Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Maintenance Therapy in Patients With Multiple Myeloma…

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Navigating the cancer journey theme of 4th annual ChicagoCHEC forum

The 4th Annual ChicagoCHEC (Cancer Health Equity Collaborative) Annual Community Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. This year’s theme is “Navigating the Cancer Journey: With Resources for Early Detection to Survivorship.” The annual community forum allows individuals touched by cancer to learn more about the disease and obtain a variety of cancer-related resources, ranging from screening to survivorship,…

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Rauscher’s study highlighted by AACR

Among women in Chicago, African Americans and Hispanics were exposed to higher levels of ambient toxic heavy metals compared with non-Hispanic whites, and this increased exposure correlated with increased incidence of breast cancer, according to results presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held in San Francisco Sept. 20-23. The AACR featured Rauscher’s work in a press release distributed to…

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