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Molecules being developed by Terry Moore could one day make a big impact on the lives of individuals fighting breast cancer.

Sandy Goldberg will never forget her mother, Evelyn. Neither will thousands of other women.

Caucasian men accounted for about 106 new cases of prostate cancer per 100,000 men for the years 2011-2015. For African American men, that number jumped to nearly 179 per 100,000. University of Illinois Cancer Center member Alan Diamond has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to study the accuracy of his hypothesis that the gene SELENOF is a contributing factor in the disparity.

University of Illinois Cancer Center member Larisa Nonn has received a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct research to determine whether the lack of vitamin D in African American men increases the amount of testosterone and estrogen within the prostate, leading to a higher risk of cancer.

Rosemarie Rogers could only laugh.That’s not the usual response a doctor hears when informing a patient she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. But when Rogers’ doctor told her that her friend – who accompanied her to the appointment – had to drive her home, laughter was all he heard. The doctor, Rogers said, looked at her quizzically.“My friend can’t drive,” said Rogers, who after 22 years still laughs at the memory.

An estimated 15.5 million Americans are cancer survivors, but they haven’t beaten the disease alone.It takes a concerted effort to survive cancer, and a new program developed at the University of Illinois Cancer Center is providing patients with the resources they need to help them continue living a full life.

Arnon Lavie intended to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the world of international business. His father, Avi, had other ideas for his son.Lavie, University of Illinois Cancer Center member and professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at UIC, intended to pursue an MBA when his father made a suggestion. Becoming a businessman can wait, he said. Study something you have a passion for. If, after that, you still have an interest in business, pursue it then.

Greg Calip knows the medical histories of thousands of patients but he’s never treated any.

As I reflect upon the start of 2018 and the mission of our University of Illinois Cancer Center, I remain humbled by the continuous opportunities that emerge for the UI Cancer Center to stand firm in our mission as a community serving cancer center. In the wake of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr.