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Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

February 2017

2017 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Award Recipients
Insights Into Key Molecular Process Underlying Many Cancers
Evaluating a Therapy for Rare Midgut Tumors
Researchers are First to See DNA "Blink"
Riad Salem, MD, to Receive Innovation Award
Lurie Cancer Center Shoots for the Moon, Chicago Health
When Treatment End Healing Begins, Chicago Health
Improving the Health of Diverse Populations
Uncovering Metabolism’s Clockwork
Why I would still encourage my daughter to go into medicine
Insights Into Enzyme Targets Could Lead to new cancer Therapies
Celebrating Black History & Looking Forward

January 2017

New Insights Into Protecting Cells
Clinical Trial Asses Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Drug
HPV-Associated Cancer Webinar
Clinical Trials Evaluate New Anal Cancer Treatment
Lurie Cancer Center to Lead Trial for Rare Cancer Patients
Dr. Rishi Lulla on Patients as Partners (video)
Mirkin Receives Dickson Prize
Lurie Cancer Center and Nation’s Leading Cancer Centers
Jointly Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations
Ride for 3 Reasons Prepares to Launch
Halting Lethal Childhood Leukemia
Longer Treatment May Benefit Some Breast Cancer Patients, Cancer Today
Regulating Stem Cells of the Eye
Fatty Acids May Help Target Ovarian Cancer

December 2016

The Cancer Magnet, CHICAGO Magazine
Meade Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
GPS for Brain Surgery, CHICAGO Magazine
Dr. Jessica Altman on Novel Leukemia Treatments from Clinical Trials
Satchell & Shilatifard Elected AAAS Fellows
Partners Ease Embarrassment of Skin Cancer Checks
John P. Hanson Foundation for Cancer Research Won’t Take Slow for an Answer
Biosensors to Monitor Metabolism of Living Cells
Summer Research Programs for Students
‘Rewired’ cells show promise for targeted cancer therapy
Answering to Triple Negative Breast Cancer, USA Today
Cancer Center Breast Cancer Experts at SABCS
A “New Normal” After Breast Cancer – and Twins
Lurie Cancer Center & Abbvie Announce Cancer Research Collaboration

November 2016

Thriving After Cancer
Lurie Cancer Center Researchers Ranked among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds
Investigating Clinical Trends in HIV-Associated Cancers
New Approach to Inflammatory Breast Cancer Treatment
New Liquid Biopsy Partnership to Strengthen OncoSET
The Investiture of Daniela Matei, MD
Gene Signature Predicts Response to Radiation Therapy
Caring for Veterans Led to Prostate Cancer Advances
Thank you for giving us the “The Wings to Cure!”
Mirkin Wins 2016 RUSNANOPRIZE

October 2016

The New Science of Cancer
Senator Durbin Discusses Research Priorities
Cancer Survivorship Institute Researchers Contribute to NCCN Course
Enzyme Identified as Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Target
HCRF Inaugural Gala to Accelerate Research, Nov. 5
Understanding Chromatins Cancer Connection
Pinpointing the Origins of Prostate Cancer
Roger Stupp to Join Lurie Cancer Center
Dr. Sheetal Kircher on Cancer Survivorship, WGN TV
Jaehyuk Choi Receives Prestigious Doris Duke-Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
David Cella Receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Seema Khan on Breast Self-Exams, Readers Digest
Chung Lee Lectureship 2016
Understanding Signaling Pathways in Brain Tumors
Ben Stiller Credits Dr. Edward Schaeffer and the PSA Test

September 2016

Horiuchi Receives $450,000 Komen Research Grant
Breakthroughs in Cancer Care “Thanks to You”
Lurie Cancer Center and Tempus Announce Partnership to Advance Precision Medicine for Patients with Cancer
Daniela Matei and Jindan Yu Named Co-Directors Lurie Cancer Center Translational Bridge Program
Optimizing Treatment for Patients with HR-Positive Breast Cancer, CURE
Ride for 3 Reasons is Peddling with Purpose
Sept. 29 Symposium to Address Cancer Inequities
Detecting Cancer at its Earliest Stages
Using Stem Cells to Predict Cardiotoxicity
Translating Science to Cures at Inaugural Event to Benefit Lurie Cancer Center
Reprogramming Cancer with Synthetic Biology
Ride Across America Funds Vital Research
Cristofanilli Leads New IBC Research Team
Cryoresearch May Lead to New Path to Motherhood

August 2016

Maha Hussain Joins the Lurie Cancer Center
Cristofanilli Chairs Cancer MoonShot 202O IBC Working Group
Celebrating ChicagoCHEC Fellows
Green Elected to German National Academy of Sciences
Guidelines for Managing Cancer Survivors’ Chronic Pain
Lurie Cancer Center Named Among Nation's Best Oncology Programs
Didwania Named Director of Honors Program in Medical Education
A Nutritious — and Cool — Gift for Patients
The Smile On My Face Says It All!
Emotional Support Before Stem Cell Transplant May Improve Outcomes
McKoy Named to Cancer Legal Resource Center Advisory Committee
Lurie Cancer Center Launches eHealth Distance Learning Portal
Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
H Foundation’s Goombay Bash Smashed Fundraising Goals! $638,705 Raised to Fund Basic Science Cancer Research

July 2016

Leukemia Survivor Walks to Pay it Forward, Daily Herald
Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Skyrocket
Evaluating a Precision Medicine Approach to Treating Advanced Breast Cancer
Destination Lurie Cancer Center (Video)
Passing the Torch to Ride for 3 Reasons, Daily Herald
Exercise Improves Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors
Lurie Cancer Center - NUCATS Joint Translational Bridge Award Recipients
A Conversation With Dr. Leon Platanias, BTCRC
Nanoscientists Develop Ultimate Discovery Tool

June 2016

Lurie Cancer Center Symposium and Scientific Poster Session
ChicagoCHEC Summer Research Fellows Program:
University Without Walls
Shilatifard Receives Walder Research Award
Dr. David Victorson on Managing Stress in a World Filled with Worry.
Celebrating Survivorship & Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
Translational Bridge Acceleration Award Recipients Announced
Lurie Cancer Center Receives $750,000 from AVON 39 Chicago
Balancing Gene Expression to Prevent Disease
Dr. Sofia Garcia on "Why Finishing Treatment Can Be Difficult for Cancer Survivors"
Moving Forward after Cancer, WCIU TV
Tina Chip and Dr. Tim Pearman on Moving Forward after Cancer, WCIU TV

May 2016

Mindfulness Intervention Leads to Greater Resilience & Less Anxiety for Prostate Cancer Patients
Survivorship Care Planning in a Comprehensive Cancer Center
2016 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Announced
Project LUNAR to Study Blood Test for Early Cancer Detection
Chandel Receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award
Exploring the Role of Transcription Factors in Lymphatic Diseases
Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Names First Scholar
Gradishar Named Deputy Director for Lurie Cancer Center Clinical Network
Collaborating to Explore Cancer Therapy Resistance
Honoring Mothers - Celebrating a Bond
Tim Pearman, PhD, on What a Cure Really Means (Men’s Health)
1 Brain Tumor + 2 People Committed to a Cure

April 2016

Sosman Joins the Lurie Cancer Center Named Co-Leader, Translational Research in Solid Tumors Program
Analyzing Gene Expression
Al B. Benson III, MD, Elected President, National Patient Advocate Foundation Executive Board
Stem Cell Method Predicts Patient Response to Cancer Drug
Dancing With Chicago Celebrities Funds Research
Frank Penedo, PhD, on Culturally-Tailored Support for Cancer Survivors
Hou Named Director of Global Health for the Lurie Cancer Center
Hou Appointed to Cancer Moonshot Panel
Investigating Kidney Cancer Therapies
Uncovering How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels
Judith Paice, PhD, on Managing Cancer Pain
Exploring the Architecture of the Genome

March 2016

Living with Cancer as a Young Adult: Survivors Share Their Stories
Students Honor Teacher & Brighten Patients’ Holiday
Smarter Tools for Brain Surgery, Crain’s
Delivering Breakthroughs
Investigating New Brain Tumor Therapies
"Bedside to Benchtop" Prostate Cancer Research
Testing a New Therapy for Advanced Blood Cancer
2015 Year in Review
Crucial Step in Red Blood Cell Development Discovered
New Therapy for Advanced Breast Cancer
Low Vitamin D Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer

February 2016

Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation Chair Honored for Positive Impact on Society
Francis Giles, MD, on Transformation in Cancer Treatment & Care, Chicago Tonight
Dancing With Chicago Celebrities
Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer With Mechanical Force
New Predictor of Cancer
More Is More When Shielding Kids from Sun
Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation
Munshi Named Program Leader Tumor Environment and Metastasis Program
Improving Cancer Care in Tanzania

January 2016

Oncologists’ Role in Patient Fertility Care
Lurie Cancer Center Joins Nation’s Cancer Centers in Endorsement of HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention
23rd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K
Lurie Cancer Center Dream Team Fights Pediatric Brain Tumors
Shira Dinner, MD, Awarded NCCN Grant to Investigate Volasertib in Hematologic Malignancies
Researchers Pinpoint Where Cancer Cells May Begin
A Web-Based Intervention to Address Barriers to Clinical Trials
Mutation Discovered Unique to Childhood Kidney Cancer
Targeting Immunosuppression in Brain Tumors
When Breath Becomes Air: A Review
New Roles for Mitochondria Uncovered

December 2015

Accelerating Prostate Cancer Research
Dr. Lesniak Combats Brain Cancer With Multifaceted Biological Approach
Preventing Cells from Developing Into Tumors
Innovative Solution to Improve Patient Care
Greek Americans Against Breast Cancer and Plato Academy Donate Event Proceeds to Lurie Cancer Center
Hospira Foundation Gift Creates Professorship in Translational Cancer Biology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Renee Israel Foundation Check Presentation for Breast Cancer Research

November 2015

Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation to Support Groundbreaking Research
Lesniak Named Program Leader for Neuro-Oncology at the Lurie Cancer Center
Promising Treatment Strategy for Rare Forms of Leukemia Discovered
Lurie Cancer Center Scientists Receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Awards
Managing Cancer as a Chronic Condition, U.S. News
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Donate $1 Million to Lurie Cancer Center for Oncology Research
2015 Oncofertility Conference Sparks Critical Conversations
Samant Joins the Lurie Cancer Center
Examining Kinase Inhibitors to Treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
New Player in Lung Cancer Progression Discovered
2016 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Innovation Research Award Recipients

October 2015

Exploring Gene Transcription During Cell Division
Greek Americans Raise Awareness and Funds to End Breast Cancer
Protein Degradation Pushes the Cell Cycle Forward
$17.4 Million Grant to Tackle Cancer in Chicago’s Lower-Income, Minority Neighborhoods
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Luncheon Raises Over $1M
Lurie Cancer Center Members Elected to Leadership of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Giles Named Chief of Hematology/Oncology
Working Together to Advance Medical Research
Local Family Raises Money in Support of Cancer Research at the Lurie Cancer Center
New Faculty to Study Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
Schaeffer Joins the Lurie Cancer Center
Chung Lee Lectureship 2015
Grant Supports Research on Most Common Tumor in Women

September 2015

Lesniak Joins the Lurie Cancer Center
Coffee Associated With Colon Cancer Survival
Clinical Trial Compares Lymphoma Regimens
Implant Detects Spreading Cancer Cells Early
Chad Mirkin Receives Sackler Prize in Convergence Research
Targeting an Ion Channel to Treat Pediatric Brain Tumor
Exploring How Cells Forge Bonds

August 2015

Lurie Cancer Center Receives $11.7 Million Grant to Improve Treatment Using Nanotechnology
Barbara Pro, MD, Joins the Lurie Cancer Center
Lurie Cancer Center Receives $11 Million NCI Award to Accelerate Prostate Cancer Research
How a Common Set of Genes Drives Cancer
Protein Found to Control Inflammatory Response
Chicago Researchers Roll Out Best Practices for Supportive Care of Cancer
Massimo Cristofanilli Joins the Lurie Cancer Center as Associate Director for Precision Medicine and Translational Research
New Screening Technologies Hold Promise for Dramatic Changes
Lurie Cancer Center and NMDTI Announce Collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb on Immuno-Oncology Rare Population Malignancy (I-O RPM) Program

July 2015

Uncovering Genetic Factors in Leukemia
Lurie Cancer Center Program to
Tackle Breast Cancer with Precision Medicine
Green Honored for Research Accomplishments
New Tool for RNA Gone Awry
Quitting Smoking after Cancer
Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation
Genetic Switch May Determine Aging
Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
Surgery May Benefit Patients at Any Stage
Anxiety and Watchful Waiting in Prostate Cancer
Perlman Named Director of Flow Cytometry Core Facility

June 2015

Licht to Lead University of Florida Health Cancer Center
Peng Ji Honored by American Society of Clinical Investigation Award
Centriole Finding Expands Knowledge of Cancer Cell Biology
McNally Testifies on Gene-Editing at Congressional Hearing
Retreat Expands Framework for the Future:
Basic Sciences Research Division at the Lurie Cancer Center
Bacterial Toxin May Prevent Tumor Growth
Backman Awarded Ver Steeg Research Fellowship
Northwestern Receives $800,000 from AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer
Moving Beyond Cancer: Making the Impossible Possible for Cancer Survivors
NCI Awards $9.6M for New Physical Science-Oncology Center
Northwestern University Receives $9.6 Million from the NCI to Advance Cancer Research
Wayne Named Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at the Lurie Cancer Center
Gius Named Leader
Women's Cancer Research Program
22nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K: Thank You for Celebrating With Us!

May 2015

Altman and Frankfurt Named Leukemia Program Co-Directors at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Noted Surgeon / Researcher Shoreh Shahabi, MD is New Chief of Gynecologic Oncology
H Foundation Pilot Project Award Recipients
High Throughput Screening and Medicinal Chemistry
Leukemia Translational Research Program for the Leukemia Translational Research Program
New IDP Research Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Announced
H Foundation Multi-PI Basic Science Synergy
Grant Recipients Announced
McKoy Named to NCI Council of Research Advocates
Genetic Testing Surge: Questions & Answers, Chicago Tribune
Meet Some Inspiring "Faces of Cancer" (VIDEO)
New Origin Theory May Aid Understanding of Diseases
Leukemia Translational Research Initiative
Launches a "Campaign to Save Lives"
Telomere Changes Predict Cancer

April 2015

Honoring Mothers - Celebrating a Bond
Chance and Circumstance Tip Immune Control of Cancer
Northwestern Scientists Develop First Liquid Nanolaser
Dancing With Chicago Celebrities Funds Breast Cancer Research
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Chronic Health Problems
Activator for Aging and Cancer Protein Identified
Remembering Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD
Webb Named Assistant Director for Administration
Donation Helps Bring Novel Cancer Therapies to Lake Forest through Clinical Trials
Cancer Genes Turned Off in Brain Cancer
Searching for New Approaches to Prostate Cancer
As Number of Childhood Cancer Survivors Increase, So Do Morbidities
Zafirovski Named Associate Director for Administration

March 2015

Gius Named Vice Chair for Translational Research, Radiation Oncology
Ovary Transplantation Shows Promise for Restoring Fertility After Cancer
Dr. William Gradishar on Evolution of Breast Cancer Treatment, ASCO Post
Taking Prostate Cancer Screenings to Chicago Communities
New Lurie Cancer Center Program Highlighted in ASCO Post
2014 Lurie Cancer Center Awards
Northwestern Medicine and Lurie Cancer Center Physicians Receive QOPI Certification
Agulnik, Hamilton and Moreira Receive Compassionate Care Awards
Andrew Parsa, MD, on Brain Tumor Treatment Breakthroughs, Windy City Live
Nanotechnology for Prostate Cancer Prognosis
Protein That Helps Cells Stick Together May Explain Skin and Heart Disease Development
Targeting Growth Factor Improves Skin Cancer Therapies
Accelerating Natural Product Discovery for Biomedical Research
Our Social Workers are Here to Help
Colorectal Cancer Facts & Fiction
First Translational Bridge Program
Award Recipients Announced
Uncovering Genetic Roots of Pediatric Kidney Tumor
Ellen Mendelson, MD, on Ultrasound Screening for Breast Cancer, Radiology Business
Lurie Cancer Center & Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium

February 2015

Studies led by Melissa Simon, MD, Focus on Barriers to Care
Shohreh Shahabi, MD, to Lead Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Navigators Help Patients Overcome Health Inequities
Research Profile: Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
First IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Announced
Lisa Flaum, MD, Joins Lurie Cancer Center Breast Oncology Team
McKoy named 2015 Impact Center Fellow
Fat Tissue May Be Key to Scleroderma's Progression
Trotter Honored as Public Health Champion
New Lurie Cancer Center Program Combines Oncology with Genomics to Provide More Personalized Cancer Care

January 2015

McKoy Receives 2015 Humanitarian Award
Wayne Named Interim Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at the Lurie Cancer Center
Lessons Learned When a Physician Becomes a Patient
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, on Luck’s Role In Cancer Risk, Chicago Tribune
Adaptive Hybrid Surgery is a “Game Changer”, WGN-TV
Hou Named Co-Director of International Relations
New Leadership in Tumor Invasion, Metastasis & Angiogenesis Research Program
Long-Time H Foundation Partners Support Vital Research
Pedram Gerami, MD, on Melanoma Test to Predict Metastatic Risk
Brain Cancer Vaccine Has Potential to Change Medicine
Leon Platanias, MD, PhD, on Cancer Risk Study, WGN TV
Connecting Cellular Aging to Human Aging

December 2014

Wishing You a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Karpus Named Director of Flow Cytometry Core Facility
Brain Cancer Vaccine Has Potential to Change Medicine & Lives, Chicago Magazine
Newly Launched Research Alliance with NeoGenomics
Jyoti Patel, MD, on Targeted Therapy Related Toxicities, ASCO Post
William Gradishar, MD, on Long-Term Benefits of Tamoxifen, MedPage Today
Northwestern Surgeons First to Use Adaptive Hybrid Technology for Brain Tumor in Phase 1 Study
Disentangling the Dopaminergic System
Who’s Looking Out for Survivors of Childhood Cancer?
Exploring How Arsenic Combats Leukemia

November 2014

Reception Welcomes Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
Teresa Woodruff, PhD, on Fertility Preservation in Young Cancer Patients
Potential Therapy Found for Incurable Pediatric Brain Tumor
Nano Boot Camp Gives Clinicians New Insights
Malcolm DeCamp, MD, on Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening
Jeffrey Raizer, MD, on Protein Therapy for Glioma (Video)
First Genetic-based Tool to Detect Circulating Cancer Cells in Blood
Lurie Cancer Center & Developmental Therapeutics Institute Partner with Foundation Medicine to Launch Innovative Clinical Translation Program
Agulnik Named Clinical Research Office Director
Green Appointed Associate Director for Basic Sciences Research
Peter Discovers New Way to Kill Cancer Stem Cells
Woodruff on Ensuring Cancer Patients Can Realize the Dream of Parenthood

October 2014

Woodruff Building a Tissue Chip Model of Female Reproductive System
Mrksich Named Associate Director for Research Technology and Infrastructure at the Lurie Cancer Center
Platanias Honored as Distinguished Greek-American in Medicine
Special Lectures Pay Tribute to Chung Lee
Improving Patient Medication Information Through Better Design
Strategic Alliance with Perthera Announced
Bonnie Spring, PhD, Wins Grant to Develop Sensors that Prevent Smoking Relapse and Overeating
David Cella, PhD, Honored as Leader in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
Stopping Tumor Growth During Hypoxia
Platanias Appointed Director of Lurie Cancer Center

September 2014

A New Way to Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection
Chicago’s in Good Taste: A Breast Cancer Research Initiative
A Better Way to Measure Tumor Growth
Mark Hersam, PhD, Named a Macarthur Fellow
New Insights for Therapeutic Intervention:
New Signaling Pathway in Brain Tumors Identified
Judith Paice, PhD, on Fears of Addiction Keep Patients from Pain Relief, Reuters

August 2014

Rare Cancer Inspires Rare Partnership, Huffington Post
Drug Discovery Screening 100 Times Faster
Lefkofsky Family Foundation Supports Innovative Studies in Cancer
Nora Hansen, MD, on Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy, HealthDay
Jyoti Patel, MD, on the Stigma of Lung Cancer, Cancer.Net
CURE Program Concludes Successful Summer
Biomarker in an Aggressive Breast Cancer Identified
Alex Zafirovski, MBA, Named Interim Associate Director of Administration for the Lurie Cancer Center
Study Finds Protein Trail That Leads To MDS
Health of Young Adult Cancer Survivors Compared to Peers
Hear Jyoti Patel, MD, Explain Lung Cancer Advances from ASCO
Model Predicts Better Outcomes for Brain Tumors with Gene Mutation

July 2014

Target Identified to Inhibit Prostate Cancer
Study Helps Compare Early Esophageal Cancer Treatments
NCCN Guidelines Recommend Prostate Health Index as a Diagnostic Test for Early Prostate Cancer Detection
Diabetes Drug Inhibits Cancer Growth
The Science of US: Mapping the Human Brain
Northwestern Memorial Ranks in U.S. News’ Top 10
New Skin Gel Fights Breast Cancer without Blood Clot Risk
New Instrument Tracks Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells
New Results Show Personalized Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Patients Live Longer
Samman Shahpar, MD, on the Role of Rehabilitation in Cancer Care
Density of Molecules May Help Predict Cancer

June 2014

Trovagene Enters into Strategic Alliance with the Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute
Targeted Radiation Controls Spreading Breast Cancer
Reminders Increase Colon Cancer Screenings in Vulnerable Populations
SAMFund Grants Provide Financial Assistance for Young Adult Survivors
A Hybrid Approach to Brain Tumor Therapy
Lurie Cancer Center Receives $800,000 from Avon Walk Chicago
Study Illustrates Colon Cancer Screening Disparities
Gala Celebrates Launch of WE WILL, The Campaign for Northwestern Medicine
Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K: One for the Books
New Path to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer Discovered

May 2014

A Restaurant Owner and a Photographer Use Their Talents to Give Back
Lung Force: Making Lung Cancer in Women a Priority
Harnessing Chemistry to Halt Blood Cancers
Understanding the Relationship Between Viruses and Cancer
Celebrating Mother’s Day Thanks to Cancer Surgery
Unhealthy Behavior Increasing College Students’ Cancer Risk
Celebrating Oncology Nurses Month
A Decade of Courage and Strength: Irina’s Story
Protein Shown to Reduce Body’s Ability to Kill Brain Tumors
NBTI Surgeon Removes Tumor with No Visible Scars, NBC TV News
Trotter Named Co-Chair of Illinois Cancer Partnership
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

April 2014

Abdulkadir Named Director of International Relations
Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Models to Advance Novel Cancer Therapies
Kelleher Named Allen Distinguished Investigator
Connections Make Cancer A Little Less Lonely
Lurie Cancer Center’s AYA Oncology Program
Loaded Nanostars Kill Cancer Cells
Ray Bergan, MD, Discovers Cancer-Associated Cells
Wedding, Career, Chemo: When Cancer Derails the Millennial Dream

March 2014

That’s Why We’re Here: How an Oncology Social Worker Can Help
Robert Lewandowski, MD, on Value of Y-90 for Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Synthetic Biologists at Northwestern University
Chad Mirkin, PhD, and Shad Thaxton, MD, PhD, on Catching the Early Spread of Breast Cancer
Marcus Peter, PhD, on Potential New Approach to Killing Cancer Cells
Core Facility Helping Scientists Unlock the Human Genome
Exploring the Cell's Molecular Inventory
Fighting Cancer Through Technology

February 2014

Northwestern Debuts New Test for Prostate Cancer
International Partnership to Focus on Nanomedicine
Multinational Research Project Could Lead to New Cancer Drug
Parsa Named Co-Leader, Translational Research in Solid Tumors Program
Social Worker Mary Koludrovic Helps to Navigate the Challenges (Video)
A Message From the Interim Director

January 2014

Most People Would Share Data for Research
Communication Helps Guide Brain Tumor Surgery
Enhanced Prognosis Could help Lymphoma Patients
Leonidas Platanias Named Interim Director of the Lurie Cancer Center

December 2013

The Changing CML Treatment Landscape (Video)
Saving Fertility Not Priority at Most Cancer Centers
Clinical Trial of Personalized Vaccine for Brain Tumor Shows Promise
New Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Mammography Screening Intervals May Affect Breast Cancer Prognosis
2014 Summer Research Programs for Students
Scientists Show Benefit of Targeting Antioxidants in Cancer Treatment
Virginia Kaklamani, MD, on Ways to Lower Breast Cancer Risk, Good Housekeeping
Exploring the Cancer Fighting Effects of Cytokines

November 2013

Discovery of Novel Molecular Pathway in Retinoblastoma
Scientists Uncover New Treatment Target for Most Common Pediatric Eye Cancer
Announcing the Cancer Survivorship Institute at the Lurie Cancer Center
The Lurie Cancer Center Mourns the Loss of Dr. Piotr Kulesza
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Nov. 14
Lurie Cancer Center Named Center of Excellence in AYA Oncology
Meet Patient & Family Advisory Board Member Hector Nunez
Key Protein Affects Formation of Platelets
Steven Rosen, MD, Accepts Provost Position at City of Hope
Identifying Signaling Pathways in Breast Cancer
Brain Cancer Gene Silenced by Nanotechnology-Based Drug

October 2013

Key Protein Affects Formation of Normal Platelets
Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
Celebrating 5 Years of Progress (Video)
Genetic Test More Accurate Predictor of How Melanoma Will React
Inhibitor May Help Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Viral Photo Offers Evidence of Sun's Aging Effect on Skin
Predicting Who Will Have Chronic Pain
Survey Screens Cancer Patients for Depression
Receptor Plays Dual Role in Keeping Immune System Balanced
Heavy Smoking Raises Prostate Cancer Risk in African Americans
Chicago Park District Joins Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation to Light Chicago Pink
Protein Marks Vital Component in Creation of Multi-Ciliated Cells
Christian Peterson, PhD, Receives NIH New Innovator Award

September 2013

2013 Citation Laureate in Chemistry Chad Mirkin, PhD, is potential Nobel Prize Winner, LA TIMES
Platanias Receives 2013 Milstein Award
Stupid Cancer Show Webcast Highlights Lurie Cancer Center Programs for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Health Care Safety Net Catches Suburban Poor
New Program for Needs of Older Cancer Patients, SOAR
Northwestern Offers New Minimally Invasive Technique for Melanoma

August 2013

October. 4 Proclaimed Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Day in Chicago
Teresa Woodruff, PhD, on Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors, Washington Post
Northwestern Enrolls First Participant in Midwest for Research Study of Personalized Vaccine for Aggressive Brain Tumors
New ACS NSQIP® Surgical Risk Calculator Offers Personalized, Accurate Estimates of Surgical Complications to Patients and Surgeons
New Route for Correcting Genetic Disorders
Website Offers Guidance for End of Life Decisions

July 2013

Statement from Northwestern University on Settlement Agreement
STAR program helps survivors of childhood cancer navigate long-term later years
Connecting with Nature, Cancer Survivors and Myself
Northwestern Research Could Help Cancer Diagnoses
Northwestern Memorial Ranks 6th Nationally on U.S. News' Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll
Cancer Health Disparities Summer Research Program Welcomes Interns
Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, to Head Neurology
Lurie Cancer Center Receives "Outstanding" Rating and Core Grant Renewal from NCI

June 2013

Renowned Neurosurgeon Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD, Joins Northwestern
Harold Pelzer, DDS, MD, Honored & Thanked by Roger Ebert’s Wife
20th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration & Walk and New 5K: a Celebration to Remember!
Single-Dose Radiation Effective for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Preventing Eggs’ Death from Chemotherapy
Get Empowered: Life, Living & Follow-Up Care After Childhood Cancer
Tissue in Trouble Calls in Reinforcements to Restore Health
Lalo’s Story: Family Honors a Brain Tumor Patient’s Memory
Melissa Simon, MD, on Family Caregivers Going Pro, NY Times
Karl Bilimoria, MD, Receives NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award
Lurie Cancer Center Receives $750,000 from Avon Walk Chicago
ASCO Research Summaries for Patients & Families from Cancer.Net
Jyoti Patel, MD, on Landmark Studies Offering Hope Reducing Cervical Cancer Deaths
Overall Run Times for Cancer Survivors’ Celebration 5K

May 2013

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Joins Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium
Melinda Ring, MD, on Pumping Up Your Immune System
We Are All in the Cancer Fight Together, Patient Blog
Erica Marsh, MD, Honored as Innovator
Lurie Cancer Center Patient Advocate on Capitol Hill
Our Stem Cell Transplant Journey
Genetic Counseling Does Not Equal a Bilateral Mastectomy
Virginia Kaklamani, MD, on Cancer Genetics & Breast Cancer Risk, Chicago Tonight
Northwestern Invests in Early-Stage Cancer Clinical Trials, Chicago Tribune
Can Fertility Be Part of Cancer Treatment, Crain’s Chicago Business
New Way to Save Fertility, USA Today
20 Years of Celebrating Cancer Survivors Watch this Video and Meet Lyan!
Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, Receives Early Career Professor Award
Paula Stern, PhD, on Osteoporosis and Bone Metastases Discoveries
Nanotechnology Pioneer Chad Mirkin, PhD, Named Entrepreneur of the Year
Support the H Foundation When You Dine at the Signature Room in May
Office of Equity and Minority Health Internships Provide First-Hand Experience for Northwestern Undergrads
Vaccine Extends Survival in Recurrent Glioblastoma
Personalizing Prostate Cancer Screening

April 2013

BriteSeed Wins Top Awards at the 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition
Join the Conversation!
Screening Detects Ovarian Cancer Using Neighboring Cells
Sadie Wignall, PhD, Wins Major Research Innovation Award
My Bright Abyss Author on Impact of Cancer and Leo Gordon, MD, NY Times
What I learned from my mom's battle with cancer
Treating the Whole Patient
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, April 1-7

March 2013

Jyoti Patel, MD, on Effects of Soy on Lung Cancer, U.S. News Health
Genome Collaboration Leads to Prostate Cancer Insights
Gentler on Fertility, Tough on Cancer
Newly-Identified Genes Identify Breast Cancer Risk
Bonnie Spring, PhD, on Adding Up Exercise, Wall St. Journal
April is Cancer Control Month

February 2013

Inequities in Life and Death
Lurie Cancer Center Named to List of Nation's Best Oncology Programs
Cancer Connections Helps Joni Keep Moving Forward
June McKoy, MD, on Controlling Diabetes for Cancer Patients
Exploring How Skin Cells Communicate
Mathematical Model Adds to Better Brain Tumor Treatment, Chicago Tribune
Meghan Bliss-Moreau Taps Creativity in Jazz & Cancer Research
Exploring the Role of MicroRNAs in Cancer
Long Term Treatment of Patients with Breast Cancer
The Arts of Courage Project

January 2013

Forecasting Brain Tumors, WGN-TV News
Are You New to the Lurie Cancer Center?
Forecasting Brain Tumor Treatment Results
Dr. Jamie Von Roenn on Connecting Palliative Care & Cancer Care
New Way to Kill Lymphoma Without Chemotherapy
Better Treatment Options Lead to Better Outcomes
Dr. Julian Schink on Promising Research for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer, NBC Nightly News
Advancing Treatment Progress for Blood Cancers
Cancer Survivor Katie Widmar Delivers "Covers of Comfort"
Celebrating 5 Years of Smoke-Free Illinois

December 2012

Dr. June McKoy on Juggling Diabetes and Cancer, New York Times
New Targets for Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Apply Now for Summer Research Programs
Dr. William A. Muller Honored for Distinguished Career in Pathology Research
Scientists Discover "Two-Faced Cells" in Colon Cancer
Swanson Named Professor and Vice Chair of Research for Neurological Surgery
Better Treatment for Endometrial Cancer
Dr. Julian Schink on Screening for Ovarian Cancer, ABC 7 TV
Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?
The Power of Hope: Your Support Can Make The Difference
Dr. Jyoti Patel on Quality Care Advances, Audio Podcast

November 2012

Dr. Jessican Altman on Doctor Patient Partnership, Video
Dr. June McKoy on Diabetics with Cancer
Dr. Malcolm DeCamp on Statins Link to Lung Cancer Survival
Dr. Leo Gordon on Managing Hodgkin Lymphoma
Eklund Named Chair of NIH Study Section

October 2012

Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Partnership with Chicago Sister Cities
Double Assault on Tough Types of Leukemias

September 2012

Sadie Wignall Receives 2012 V Scholar Grant
Licht Elected to Executive Committee of the American Society of Hematology
Licht Receives $6.25 Million Grant for Blood Cancer Research
Strategies Converge on Target in Rare Leukemia

August 2012

Shop at Whole Foods on Aug 29 and Support the HOT Healthy Living Initiative & Lurie Children's
Lynn Sage Foundation: In Good Taste
Lurie Cancer Receives National Recognition for Quality Cancer Care
Steven T. Rosen, MD, FACP, Named Chair of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board
$1 Million W.M. Keck Foundation Grant Funds Study of Proteins;
Northwestern Researchers Investigate Treatment for Tumor Cells in Spinal Fluid
Better Understanding of Gene Transcription Could Lead to More Effective Therapies
Moisturizer shows potential for delivery of life-saving skin cancer therapies

July 2012

Northwestern Memorial Ranked No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in U.S. News' 2012 "Best Hospitals"
Lurie Cancer Receives National Recognition for Quality Cancer Care
Lurie Cancer Center Scientists Win Presidential Award
Researchers Study Vaccine Created from Patient Blood Cells as Potential Weapon Against Aggressive Brain Tumors
New Requirements for NIH Funding Acknowledgement

Jan-June 2012

$10 Million Gift Advances Research in Regenerative Nanomedicine
- June 22, 2012
Carol Southard is Koop Foundation "Unsung Hero"
- June 21, 2012
Childhood Cancer Scars Survivors Later in Life
- June 6, 2012
Less Couch Time Equals Fewer Cookies
- June 5, 2012
Lurie Cancer Center Receives $750,000 from Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago
- June 5, 2012
Riad Salem Named Chief of Interventional Radiology
- June 2012
Penedo Joins Northwestern Medical Social Sciences as Roswell Park Professor
- May 24, 2012
Welcome Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
- May 23, 2012
Honoring a Mother's Memory with Recipes and Stories
- April 29, 2012
Former NFL Linebacker, Chris Draft Visits the Lurie Cancer Center
- April 25, 2012
Nanostars Deliver Drug Directly to Cancer Cells
- April 9, 2012
Young Adult Cancer Survivors Connect With Nature and Each Other
- April 5, 2012
Most Young Women with Cancer Don't Try to Preserve their Fertility
- April 5, 2012
New Drug Prevents Spread of Human Prostate Cancer Cells
- April 4, 2012
Screening Method Helps Identify Key Information in Stem Cells
- March 20, 2012
Soy Isoflavone Supplements Did Not Provide Breast Cancer Protections
- February 10, 2012
A New Screening Method for Prostate Cancer
- February 6, 2012
Compassionate Care Awards Honor Hoffman, Vavra and Marshall
- January 31, 2012
Thomas V. O'Halloran Named New Principal Investigator
- January 24, 2012
Kathleen Green Receives Walder Award
- January 16, 2012
Tiny worm points to big promise
- January 8, 2012
Covers of Comfort
- January 4, 2012


NU NEIGHBORS Established to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
- December 27, 2011
New Treatment Offers Alternative to Amputation for Melanoma Patients
- December 13, 2011
Al B. Benson III, Honored by Association of Community Cancer Centers
- November 2, 2011
New Strategy for Identifying Proteins Could Lead to Early Detection of Cancer
- October 31, 2011
Inaugural Interventional Radiology Symposium Held for Trainees
- October 28, 2011
Minds Matter Benefit Raises More Than $800,000 to Support Brain Tumor Research and Programs - October 20, 2011
Northwestern Inventor Wins Highest Presidential Award
- September 26, 2011
Vitamin D Deficiency More Likely to Affect African-American Men
- September 23, 2011
Terrance Peabody Named Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
- September 19, 2011
New Minimally Invasive Approach to Thyroid Surgery
- August 8, 2011
STAR Program Helps Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Look Ahead, ABC7 TV News
- August 8, 2011
Dr. Virginia Kaklamani Comments on Genetic Counseling for Women at High Risk, ABC TV News
- August 8, 2011
Study Confirms CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths
- July 28, 2011
Herbal Supplements May Affect Chemotherapy Treatment
- July 28, 2011
NMH Rated Among Best for Cancer Care, U.S. News & World Report
- July 21, 2011
Dr. Jonathan Widom, Prominent Biochemist, Dies
- July 20, 2011
New 3-D display at Silverman Hall Gives Researchers an Unusual Imaging Tool
- June 16, 2011
Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Tests Benefits of Topical Gel
- June 16, 2011
iPhone App Helps Doctors Save Cancer Patients' Fertility
- June 8, 2011
New approach to Gene Therapy could be Used to Treat Many Forms of Cancer and More
- June 8, 2011
Research Supports Importance of Long-Term Survivorship Programs
- June 7, 2011
Lurie Cancer Center Receives $750,000 from Avon Breast Cancer Walk
- June 7, 2011
Steven T. Rosen Elected to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board
- May 26, 2011
Project Onward Study
- May 25, 2011
Researchers Discover Link between Obesity Gene and Breast Cancer
- May 24, 2011
When Rising PSA Means Prostate Cancer is in Patient's Future
- May 16, 2011
Jamie Von Roenn Honored as Palliative Pioneer
- May 15, 2011
Radiation During Surgery May Provide Better Option for Breast Cancer Treatment
- April 11, 2011
New Prostate Cancer Test Gives More Accurate Diagnosis
- April 7, 2011
New Clinic Helps Patients at Increased Risk Avoid Colorectal Cancer
- April 5, 2011
Magellan Development Spring Half Marathon, 10K and Junior Dash to Benefit
Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute

- March 24, 2011
Nanodiamond-Drug Combo Challenges Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancers
- March 14, 2011
A Helping Paw: Trained Therapy Dogs Aid Cancer Patients
- March 3, 2011
Senator Dick Durbin Speaks Out Against NIH Cuts
- March 1, 2011
Jonathan Widom receives Walder Award for Research Excellence
- February 22, 2011
New Probiotic Combats IBD and Colon Cancer
- February 8, 2011
Cancer Survivor Brings Comfort to Others (video)
- January 28, 2011


Northwestern Memorial Maintains Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence
- December 20, 2010
Lung Cancer Patients the Center Piece for Quality of Care Study
- November 22, 2010
Soy May Stop Prostate Cancer Spread
- November 6, 2010
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Wins Consumer Choice Award
- October 27, 2010
New Radiosurgery Equipment Offers Focused Radiation Treatment at Northwestern
- October 25, 2010
United Flight 232 Hero Faces Brain Cancer with Courage
- October 15, 2010
Northwestern Receives $12 Million to Improve Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
- October 14, 2010
Chad Mirkin Elected to All Three Branches of National Academies
- October 12, 2010
Optical technology Shows Potential for Prescreening Patients at High Risk for the Disease
- October 6, 2010
Notable Cancer Center Member Kathleen Green
- October 4, 2010
Spanish-Language Website Provides Information About Cancer Patients' Fertility
- September 10, 2010
Undergrads Gain Summer Research Experience through CURE Program
- September 8, 2010
Preventive Surgery May Save Lives of Women at High Risk for Cancer
- September 8, 2010
Talking Touchscreens May Improve Patient Communication
- August 11, 2010
Combined Technologies May Improve Detection of Colon Cancer in Women
- July 19, 2010
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Rated Among Best for Cancer Care
- July 15, 2010
Molecular Signature May Influence Outcomes for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
- July 14, 2010
Coping with Cancer Magazine Cover Features 2010 Cancer Survivors' Celebration & Walk
- July 14, 2010
NU-PSOC Announces Pilot Project Awards
- July 14, 2010
New Arsenic Nanoparticle Blocks Aggressive Breast Cancer
- July 14, 2010
Are Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
- June 25, 2010
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Supports New Provisions of FDA Tobacco Law
- June 22, 2010
Heather Pinkett Honored by Pew Charitable Trusts
- June 22, 2010
Northwestern Memorial Expands Radiosurgery Program to Treat Tumors Throughout the Body
- June 10, 2010
Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern University receive $900,000 from Eighth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago
- June 11, 2010
Nanoparticle PSA Test Predicts if Prostate Cancer Will Return
- June 6, 2010
Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Named Winner of 2010 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education
- June 1, 2010
Wrinkles are Scarier than Skin Cancer for Young Tanners
- June 1, 2010
Blocking Tumor's Death Swich Stops Tumor Growth
- May 28 , 2010
Wood-Prince Family Endowment Gift to Support Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant at Children's Memorial Hospital
- May 20 , 2010
Magellan Development Half Marathon and 10K to Benefit Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
- May 1, 2010
Mirkin Elected to National Academy of Sciences
- April 28, 2010
Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care Debuts at Northwestern
- April 20, 2010
Al B. Benson III, Named President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers
- April 16, 2010
Clevenger Receives AACR Independent Investigator Grant
- April 14, 2010
True North Treks Helps Young Adult Cancer Survivors Chart a New Course
- April 8, 2010
Lurie Cancer Center Named Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award Winner
- March 31, 2010
Cookbook Created to Share Favorite Recipes and Memories of Loved Ones Send Your Own!
- March 29, 2010
C. Shad Thaxton Awarded 2009 Early Career Award
- March 1, 2010
Tourtellotte Appointed Associate Director of Medical Scientist Training Program
- February 16, 2010
Chad Mirkin Named Top-Ranked Chemist of the Decade
- January 21, 2010
Game-changing nanodiamond discovery for MRI
- January 14, 2010
Kibbe to be Honored at the White House January 13
- January 11, 2010)
Fraterrigo Named Director of Operations and Outreach for CMDD
- January 5, 2010


Lurie Cancer Center Supports NCCN Recommendations for Continued Annual Breast
Cancer Screening of Women 40 Years and Older

- November 24, 2009
Chad Mirkin Receives the $500,000 Lemelson-Mit Prize for Invention
- June 25, 2009
Less Toxic Drug Prolongs Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer
- May 28, 2009
Prostate Cancer SPORE Receives Five-Year Grant from the NCI
- April 23, 2009
Jamie Von Roenn receives ASCO Statesman Award
- April 1, 2009
New Tool Guides Doctors to Save Cancer Patients' Fertility
- February 27, 2009
Giammichhio Named New Nurse Manager for Lurie Clinical Cancer Center
- January 6, 2009