News and Breakthroughs
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. Visit our Photo Gallery to view photos and videos from various events
Physicians and scientists from the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine will present and discuss the latest clinical research impacting cancer care during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.
Cancer Survivor Lanie Quinn Brewster on Melanoma.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found important differences in rare skin lymphomas stemming from their specific cell of origin and clinical presentations, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
A new Northwestern Medicine study discovered a new and unexpected function for the transcriptional regulator MLL2/COMPASS.
Hi, I’m Lauren and I have a Grade III Astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer.
The support of her family helped Cyndee Kolosky move forward after treatment for tonsil cancer. And they’re still going strong.
For the first time, advanced prostate cancer has been treated based on the genomic makeup of the cancer, delaying disease progression for patients with a treatment-resistant form of prostate cancer.
A new study has found that genetic alterations in a rare form of leukemia physically change the architecture of DNA, fueling the replication and spread of cancer cells.
A specialized subset of rare immune cells called plasmacytoid dendritic cells may promote antitumor immunity, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Daniela Matei’s career has been devoted to treating rare gynecologic cancers.
A team of investigators have uncovered the cellular mechanisms of a specialized group of white blood cells that help promote the development of inflammatory diseases, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers at Northwestern and Cornell Universities have developed a new platform that could produce new therapies more than 10 times faster than current methods. The secret behind the platform’s unmatched speed is an unlikely tool: bacteria.
An article published today offers new clarity around the use of prescription opioids in pain management for people with a diagnosis or history of cancer and chronic pain
Being young is a challenge—hormones, school, life—but nothing was more challenging than when I was told I had cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Please join us in congratulating Derek Wainwright, PhD, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery and Rimas Lukas, MD, associate professor of Neurology, on receiving the Lurie Cancer Center – NUCATS Joint Translational Bridge Program award for their proposal to study “Aging-induced immunoregulation in subjects with glioblastoma.”
Nanoparticles traveled to different organs in the body depending on the type of protein coating applied, according to a recent study.
My name is Ashli and I was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer on June 13th, 2019 at 29 years old, and for the real kicker, while I was heading into my 26th week of pregnancy. I did not have a family history of breast cancer (or cancer in general), so when I discovered a lump in my breast, I chalked it up to pregnancy;
During her treatment at the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Melanie began blogging to help her cope and let others know that even in the most difficult times, there is always hope and something to be grateful for. You can read more about Melanie’s journey on her blog at hopefulwarrior.com.
A new study has found cells with high numbers of centrioles more quickly migrated through layers of tissue, a process known as radial intercalation, which may provide new insights into the development of many cancers.
A new study has helped solve the mystery of how dysfunctional chromosome folding leads to cancer.
See more news in the article archive.