Das Gupta symposium discussing improving cancer care for all patients

The Third Annual Dr. Tapas Das Gupta Cancer Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Student Center West’s Thompson Room, second floor, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Immuno-oncology: Opportunities to Improve Cancer Care for All Patients.” All students, researchers and healthcare providers in cancer-related fields are welcome. This year’s presenters are: Monica Bertagnolli, MD, FACP, FASCO, will discuss…

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Doorenbos co-leading new NIH grant studying opioid use among kidney disease patients

University of Illinois Cancer Center member Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of biobehavioral science and co-leader of the UI Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control program, and Michael Fischer, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine, are serving as co-principal investigators on a new National Institutes of Health grant to investigate non-opioid pain management strategies for people with kidney disease, which affects about 15% of adults in the U.S. With the funding, the University…

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UI Cancer Center members invited to submit clinical trial ideas

University of Illinois Cancer Center members are invited to submit ideas for early-phase clinical trials in cancer prevention to the Northwestern Cancer Prevention Consortium (NCPC), in which the UI Cancer Center is a member. The NCPC, which includes 15 institutional members, is one of three academic consortia that were recently approved for funding by the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention (NCI/DCP). These consortia comprise the newly-created Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network…

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Chicago hosting lung cancer conference

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 2019 North America Conference on Lung Cancer will be held on Oct. 10-12 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. The conference is an educational and scientific event which will cover key aspects of the diagnosis and management of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. It will provide lectures on accurate diagnosis, including molecular diagnosis, state of the art…

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Lyft offering free rides to breast cancer patients

Ride-share Company Lyft is offering free rides to 11 Chicago area hospitals in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The University of Illinois Health Science System (UI Health), 1740 W. Taylor, is one of the participating hospitals. Lyft has partnered with Rush University Medical Center and the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force to provide rides to and from breast cancer screenings at local hospitals. “Lyft believes that transportation should never be a…

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