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  • 4/28/2016
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.
  • 4/28/2016Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau writer Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau by Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau published by Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau
    Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor-seeding cells, according to a new University of Illinois study. Using engineered tissue environments in various shapes and patterns, the study of skin cancer found that the more curved the cell cultures were, the more cancer cells at the edges displayed markers of stem cell characteristics – the key to spreading to other tissues. This has potential for furthering our understanding of cancer as well as developing personalized treatment plans.
  • 4/21/2016
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.
  • 4/21/2016Sue Johnson writer Sue Johnson by Sue Johnson published by Sue Johnson

    On Tuesday, April 19 the Cancer Research Advocacy Group (CRAG) was launched on the University of Illinois campus. CRAG, which is being spearheaded by Erik Nelson and Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, will promote interactions between cancer survivors, researchers, and clinicians.

  • 4/15/2016Beckman Institute writer Beckman Institute by Beckman Institute published by Beckman Institute
    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a new four-year grant of more than $1.6 million to Beckman researchers for the development of innovative cancer imaging.


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