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Read the latest news from the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our center's latest events and accomplishments. You can also visit the article archive for older news.

  • 12.10.2018

    Inhibiting CHAF1B, a protein that normally helps replenish blood cells, may be a promising treatment for leukemia, according to a recent study.

  • 12.07.2018

    Board39, a patient advocacy group within the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program of the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, had a great time cheering on the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field!

  • 12.05.2018

    This holiday season marks the fifth that I’ll experience while living with cancer. Two of the years, I was recovering from surgeries, and the others I have been getting chemotherapy. During these years, I’ve developed coping strategies so I can make the most of the holidays while managing metastatic cancer.

  • 12.04.2018

    A Northwestern Medicine study has revealed new insights into a pathway in prostate cancer and identified a potential new therapeutic target for aggressive disease.

  • 11.28.2018

    Nine members of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University are among the “world’s most influential scientific minds,” according to a recent analysis by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report recognizes world-class scientists selected for their exceptional research performance and influence demonstrated through multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

  • 11.28.2018

    On November 27, Lurie Cancer Center hosted the Nathaniel Berlin Lectureship, held to honor Nathaniel I. Berlin, MD, PhD, a pioneer in cancer research who served as director of the Lurie Cancer Center from its founding until his retirement in 1987.

  • 11.27.2018

    A recent study found that stability of chromatin structures across DNA replication requires cooperation between a histone chaperone and DNA replication machinery; a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance.

  • 11.21.2018

    “I am grateful for my care teams, from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and into survivorship.”

  • 11.20.2018

    On Saturday, November 10, the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation (HCRF) raised more than $3.5 million to benefit high-impact translational research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. “I Will Survive” was the theme of HCRF’s third annual gala, The Wings to Cure, attended by more than 600 guests at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

  • 11.19.2018

    We’re grateful for partners like Kathy Haney and Debbie Exner, who hosted “Eat, Drink and Be Giving,” to raise funds for Lurie Cancer Center. The fun night out raised more than $5,000 to support our efforts.

  • 11.16.2018

    Leon Platanias steers the Lurie Cancer Center toward better patient outcomes. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.

  • 11.16.2018

    Teens and young adults with cancer get support from a special oncology program. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.

  • 11.16.2018

    Armed with a prestigious new grant, investigators prepare to rapidly translate scientific breakthroughs into better brain tumor therapies. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.

  • 11.16.2018

    The Lurie Cancer Center solidifies its place among the country’s elite after extraordinary growth and a top rating from the National Cancer Institute. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.

  • 11.15.2018

    By Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH. Prostate cancer is something that touches most of us, at least indirectly, at some point in our lives. It is the most common cancer in American men, and the second leading cause of cancer death in this country.

  • 11.13.2018

    The Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics is connecting the Northwestern academic and medical community to integrate the study of epigenetics into science and clinical care.

  • 11.13.2018

    By Melissa Beck. To an average healthy person, nothing about my life looks normal.

  • 11.08.2018

    Lurie Cancer Center is one of only two institutions in the country, along with Memorial Sloan Kettering, to offer a new clinical trial specifically to patients with salivary gland cancers.

  • 11.05.2018

    Minimally invasive hysterectomy results in worse overall survival outcomes for cancer patients than traditional open surgery, according to a new study.

  • 11.05.2018

    Nanotechnology is radically changing the way we navigate the world, treat illnesses and injuries, and even protect ourselves from the sun. Some of nanoscience’s most prominent leaders will unite to discuss the dramatic ways nanotechnology, nanomedicine and molecular architecture are shaping our lives. They also will discuss the field’s latest breakthroughs and greatest challenges.


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