AACR’s Foti provides status of cancer research during Distinguished Lecture seminar

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter View Margaret Foti’s presentation here When Margaret Foti began her tenure as chief executive officer at the American Association of Cancer Research, membership totaled 3,000. Today, that number has grown to nearly 47,000, with 187 of those members at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Foti, PhD, MD (hc), provided her insight into innovation in cancer research and patient care last week during the University of…

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Call for Abstracts – Dr. Gary Kruh Cancer Research Student Poster Competition

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Submit posters here Deadline for poster submission is Friday, March 13.Use password kruhposter2020 to registerUIC students and fellows are invited to submit posters highlighting their cancer-focused research for the Dr. Gary Kruh Cancer Research Student Poster Competition 2020. Posters may be submitted under topics relevant to the UI Cancer Center's three programs: Cancer Biology, Cancer Prevention and Control, Translational Oncology.This annual event, named for former…

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Upcoming Distinguished Lecture featuring AACR leader

RSVP HERE Margaret Foti, one of the most influential voices in advancing the field of cancer research, both in the United States and abroad, will be the featured speaker at the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 27. Foti, PhD, MD (hc) will discuss “AACR and the Next Wave of Innovation in Cancer Research and Patient Care.”The event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the…

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Paskett working to reduce cervical cancer in Appalachia

The story started with a picture. Electra Paskett looked at the sheet of paper that contained an image of the state of Ohio and saw a lot of red. The color didn’t represent a particular political party or that of her new employer, The Ohio State University. What it did symbolize was the prevalence of women who had cervical cancer living in Appalachia. Paskett, PhD, Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and…

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Paskett featured speaker at Distinguished Lecture Series

Electra Paskett, a nationally recognized leader in the study of cancer health disparities, will be the featured speaker at the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building, Room 1020, 909 S. Wolcott Ave. A reception will follow. Paskett, PhD, will discuss “A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia.…

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Using data science to cure cancer topic of Distinguished Lecture

William Dalton is using data to find a cure for cancer. Dalton, PhD, MD, is executive chair and founder of M2GEN, a national biotechnology subsidiary of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, whose mission is to connect patients to a cure by accelerating the discovery and delivery of precision medicine. Dalton shared his vision of moving from reactive to proactive medicine through data science as the speaker at last week’s University of Illinois…

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Cancer survivor, renowned cancer scientists highlight Das Gupta symposium

Dying had never entered Leniel Scott’s mind. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago, Scott could only focus on one thing: living. A member of the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Patient Brigade, Scott shared his story of survival at the Third Annual Dr. Tapas Das Gupta Symposium. Using numerous military references, Scott told the audience how he was ready to battle the enemy – prostate cancer – when his physician…

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Register today for Dr. Tapas Das Gupta symposium

Registration for the 3rd Annual Dr. Tapas Das Gupta Cancer Center Symposium will close on Oct. 9, so if you have not already done so, please sign up. The event will be held on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the UIC Student Center West’s Thompson Room, 828 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago. “Immuno-oncology: Opportunities to Improve Cancer Care for All Patients” is this year’s theme.Featured speakers are:Monica Bertagnolli, MD, FACP, FASCO,Past…

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CAN TV airing Brawley’s discussion of cancer control

Did you miss Otis W. Brawley discuss how cancer can be controlled in the 21st Century during the recent University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Distinguished Lecture? Fear not, CAN TV recorded it and will air it this week. So tune in to Chicago cable channel 27 to hear Brawley, MD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. The lecture will be aired on Sept 11 at noon; Sept. 12…

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Brawley discusses cancer in the 21st Century

Cancer was a rare disease in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Not so today. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019, with about 607,000 dying from the disease this year. Having been the former chief medical and scientific officer at the ACS, Otis Brawley knows the statistics. The current Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University discussed how the disease can be controlled…

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