Cancer Community News

Cancer Community News

  • 6/17/2015Diana Yates writer Diana Yates by Diana Yates published by Diana Yates

    Pet dogs may be humans’ best friends in a new arena of life: cancer treatment, said University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan. Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics between some dog and human cancers, can allow pet dogs to serve as useful models for studying new cancer drugs, he said.

  • 6/11/2015
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.
  • 6/10/2015
    Steven Gonzalez, Jr., founder of The Survivor Games, was first diagnosed with cancer after a camping trip in sixth grade. Now in his early 20s, Gonzalez is drawing on his personal experience to develop a virtual arcade designed to help kids with cancer build friendships, find confidence, and gain strength in a safe, supportive network of peers facing the same health issues.
  • 6/4/2015
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.
  • 6/1/2015
    05/29/2015 | Debra Pressey CHAMPAIGN — It's easy to imagine that in the risky job of firefighting, such events as collapsing buildings and explosions would cause most firefighter deaths. But sudden cardiovascular events are what cause most firefighter fatalities in the line of duty. And right along with them is another concern: an emerging link between firefighting and some cancers. A study launching next month at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute is poised to find out more about heart and cancer risks for firefighters by taking a rigorous, scientific look at how working in a realistic fire environment affects the body.