cancer prevention

Focus on Metastasis Research

Because of novel discoveries taking place at the University of Chicago and other Ludwig Centers, patients with metastatic disease may not be told that they have run out of options. Instead, they will receive hope and a realistic chance to beat cancer through the development of novel metastasis-focused treatments. Learn more »

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Janet Rowley

Janet Rowley, MD, DSc (1925-2013) made a series of fundamental discoveries that changed the way cancer is understood, opening the door to development of drugs directed at the cancer-specific genetic abnormalities, and created a model that still drives cancer research.
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Leading the Way in Clinical Trials

As clinical trials are central to the development of novel and life-saving cancer detection, prevention or treatment strategies, a new grant will allow the Comprehensive Cancer Center to continue to play a pivotal role in guiding the future of cancer care.
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Innovation: From the Lab to the Marketplace

The Chicago Innovation Exchange brings together the University's distinctive strengths in research and resources to drive innovation in a range of areas, applying scientific discoveries to generate scalable solutions for difficult societal problems.
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Translating Science into Medicine

Basic scientist Donald Vander Griend, PhD, and clinician Russell Szmulewitz, MD, investigate new strategies for preventing and treating prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in six American men.
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Just for Kids

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What's New

The Summer issue of Pathways highlights UChicago's role as a hub for a new national cancer clinical trials network, innovative approaches to the deadliest form of brain cancer, a new entity that helps researchers turn innovative ideas into commercial applications, and much more.
Pathways to Discovery — Summer 2014 (PDF)

DOD, NIH Funding Allows for Innovative Approaches to Prostate Cancer Research (Blog post)

For Cancer Patients, New Tool Predicts Financial Pain (Press release)

New Method Reveals Single Protein Interaction Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation (Press release)


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