News and Announcements
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.
On December 4, Roger Stupp, MD, was formally invested as the Paul C. Bucy Professor of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Colleagues, friends, family, and members of the Bucy family joined Dr. Stupp in celebrating this prestigious academic position, which represents the highest honor a university can bestow upon its faculty.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that an enzyme called EZH2 can activate expression of the androgen receptor gene, which drives prostate cancer growth.
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of prostate cancer, according to a new 20-year study.
On November 10, founding chair Sandeep Samant, MD, welcomed leading experts from around the world to the Lurie Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Symposium. The meeting brought together more than 250 practicing clinicians to discuss and debate the latest advances in multidisciplinary therapies, clinical research and supportive care. Attendees traveled from 21 states and three countries to participate in the symposium on Northwestern’s medical campus in Chicago.
Inhibiting CHAF1B, a protein that normally helps replenish blood cells, may be a promising treatment for leukemia, according to a recent study.
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!
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.
A Northwestern Medicine study has revealed new insights into a pathway in prostate cancer and identified a potential new therapeutic target for aggressive disease.
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.
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.
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.
“I am grateful for my care teams, from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and into survivorship.”
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.
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.
Leon Platanias steers the Lurie Cancer Center toward better patient outcomes. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
Teens and young adults with cancer get support from a special oncology program. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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