Cancer Community News

Cancer Community News

  • 4/2/2015
    Pictured from left to right are Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Toxicology Program. Both will be speaking next week as part of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative's inaugural Seminar Series.
  • 4/1/2015
    An experimental drug rapidly shrinks most tumors in a mouse model of human breast cancer, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When mice were treated with the experimental drug, BHPI, “the tumors immediately stopped growing and began shrinking rapidly,” said University of Illinois biochemistry professor and senior author David Shapiro.
  • 4/1/2015
    Rohit Bhargava, professor in Bioengineering and Bliss Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his research collaborators have developed a promising new predictive method to tackle prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of death (behind lung cancer) in U.S. men.
  • Rohit Bhargava inducted into College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
    4/1/2015
    Rohit Bhargava, professor and Bliss Faculty Scholar in the Department of Bioengineering, was inducted into the College of Fellows of the AIMBE on March 16, 2015. Bhargava was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For pioneering the development of chemical imaging technology and the use of optical spectroscopic methods for digital pathology. The College of Fellows comprises the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation.
  • 3/31/2015
    On April 2, 2015 at 8 p.m., several Cancer Community @ Illinois members from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carle Hospital, and Presence Health will be featured in a series, “Living with Cancer in Central Illinois: Seeking a Cure.”