New grant to aid young breast cancer survivors

The University of Illinois Cancer Center has received a $1.8 million five-year federal grant to help young breast cancer survivors in Chicago navigate the remainder of their lives following diagnosis and treatment. The UI Cancer Center’s survivorship group is developing a new program entitled Young And A Survivor (YAAS!) that will unite survivors, co-survivors, patient advocates, clinicians, support service providers, researchers and local and national patient advocacy organizations to reduce disparities in survival…

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ChicagoCHEC symposium navigates cancer journey

Theresa Mah has closely observed health inequality in her life, and she wants to help balance the scales. A former resident of Toledo, Ohio, Mah, the Illinois state representative from Chicago’s 2nd District, lived next door to two women who had been diagnosed with cancer. One, a black single working mother, struggled with the disease and eventually died, having had no health insurance to help defray the high cost of treatments. The other…

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Upcoming broadcast

LauraJane Hyde, CEO of Gilda’s Club Chicago, will be the guest on the upcoming “Dr. In The House with Dr. Terry Mason” segment on WVON 1690 AM on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Named after Gilda Radner, one of the original members of “Saturday Night Live,” Gilda’s Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that everyone impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by taking…

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AACR accepting abstracts for 2020 meeting

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will highlight the latest work of the best minds in cancer research and medicine from institutions all over the world at the 2020 AACR annual meeting in San Diego. The meeting, titled “Turning Science into Lifesaving Care,” will present the many scientific discoveries across the breadth of cancer research – from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translation, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy.…

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Doorenbos being invested as nursing collegiate professor

University of Illinois Cancer Center member Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be invested as Nursing Collegiate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing during a ceremony on Nov. 7. “This honor is commensurate with Dr. Doorenbos’s exceptional research career,” said Dean Terri Weaver. “She has brought distinguished recognition to the field of nursing science. We are proud to invest her as Nursing Collegiate Professor.” Doorenbos is internationally recognized for her contributions to…

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Additional flu shot dates

The UIC College of Pharmacy and the University Payroll and Benefits have partnered with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide seasonal flu shots at no charge to eligible State of Illinois employees and retirees. The schedule is as follows: West side of campus: Tuesday, Oct. 8 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Student Center West – Thompson Rooms ABC 828 S. Wolcott St. East side of campus: Tuesday, Oct. 22…

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