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 the study, please email cancertrials@uic.edu or call 312-355-5112. CODEX/BC-819-18-204: A Phase 2 Study of BC-819 in Patients With Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Whose Disease is Unresponsive to Bacillus Calmette-Guerin https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03719300?term=bc-819&rank=2

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Upcoming Events

Robert Winn, MD, director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, is serving as chair of the planning committee of the National Cancer Policy Forum’s upcoming workshop titled “Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology.” The event will be held Oct. 28-29 at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.The workshop will examine the social determinants of health in the context of cancer,…

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There’s still time to receive a flu shot

Eligible State of Illinois employees and retirees have another opportunity to receive a free flu shot on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Student Center East’s Cardinal Room (329), 750 Halsted Street. The UIC College of Pharmacy and the University Payroll and Benefits have partnered with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide the seasonal shots. For additional questions, contact University Payroll and Benefits at 312-996-7200…

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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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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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