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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.  Visit our Photo Gallery to view photos and videos from various events

  • 04.03.2020

    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.

  • 04.02.2020

    A new study has helped solve the mystery of how dysfunctional chromosome folding leads to cancer.

  • 03.31.2020

    A new method of delivering radiation during whole brain radiotherapy could reduce neurotoxicity without compromising effectiveness, according to a new study.

  • 03.27.2020

    Updated information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps we are taking to provide safe, effective cancer care.

  • 03.26.2020

    Risk of relapse for chronic myeloid leukemia patients may be reduced through drug combination after discontinuing initial therapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal Leukemia.

  • 03.25.2020

    The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has rapidly evolved to develop new protocols and a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response team to ensure the safe and effective treatment for cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of Northwestern Medicine's Better Edge podcast, Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD, director of the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University, explains the protocols in place to minimize risk, and how the team is safely delivering critical treatment and providing emotional support for patients during this time.

  • 03.13.2020

    Now, almost 15 years after they first met, Mr. Ryan is honoring Dr. Winter with a generous gift that will fund a research nurse focused on clinical trials in the lymphoma program at Northwestern.

  • 03.13.2020

    Breakthrough could have implications for treating a wide variety of human cancers

  • 03.05.2020

    A novel genetic toolkit developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists may support the development of customized therapeutic interventions for a breadth of diseases, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.

  • 03.03.2020

    One of the hallmarks of cancer is cell immortality. A Northwestern University organic chemist and his team now have developed a promising molecular tool that targets and inhibits one of cell immortality’s underlying gears: the enzyme telomerase.

  • 02.25.2020

    The promise of immunotherapy—stimulating the body’s immune response to fight cancer—is the next frontier for the treatment of a growing number of cancers. An oncologist and skin cancer expert, Dr. Jeffrey Sosman contributed to the early clinical trials of novel immune-based therapies that made the first significant inroads in treating melanoma.

  • 02.25.2020

    The Cancer Survivorship Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is proud to announce three new leadership appointments. Their complementary strengths will support the CSI’s mission to improve the quality of care for individuals living with, through and beyond cancer.

  • 02.25.2020

    Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO, was honored as “Physician of the Year” by CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer. Benson is director of Cooperative Groups at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Northwestern Medicine.

  • 02.24.2020

    An emerging strategy to boost fight cancer may actually harm certain immune cells, according to a recent study.

  • 02.13.2020

    Study shows that cells congregate, coordinate with neighbors to decide whether to activate

  • 01.27.2020

    Hosted on November 8 by the Lurie Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Institute, the 2019 Cancer Survivorship Symposium brought together 12 speakers and 160 attendees from more than 30 institutions across the Midwest. Attendees were researchers and clinicians from various disciplines, including oncology and hematology, preventive medicine, fertility and reproductive medicine, and biomedical engineering. In addition, attendees in the fields of nursing, social work, and psychology had an opportunity to earn continuing education units.

  • 01.24.2020

    AIM at Melanoma Opens the Fourth Branch of Fresh Frozen Primary Tissue Bank at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

  • 01.23.2020

    A previously unknown migration of glioblastoma may explain why current treatments stall out over time, according to a new study.

  • 01.22.2020

    Findings in worm with regenerative prowess could aid human tissue engineering methods

  • 01.09.2020

    A new Northwestern University study has discovered that the packing of the three-dimensional genome structure, called chromatin, controls how cells respond to stress.


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