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.
By Adriane Fink (www.unbreakable-af.com)
A new study has found that a particularly deadly form of pediatric brain tumor may have a weakness that could inspire future treatments.
A Northwestern University research team has developed a new way to determine whether or not single drug-delivery nanoparticles will successfully hit their intended targets — by simply analyzing each nanoparticle’s distinct movements in real time.
On August 7, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with students from across Chicago to discuss the challenges and opportunities to change lives and address health equity.
On July 27, more than 1,000 friends and supporters of The H Foundation came together at Chicago’s Navy Pier to support breakthrough cancer research at its annual Goombay Bash. This year’s event raised a record-setting $742,467 for basic science cancer research, bringing the group’s cumulative funds raised since inception to more than $9 million.
Scientists have identified a new gene that can inhibit a multi-protein complex, possibly increasing the risk of cancer, according to a new study published in Science Advances.
Cancer care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Lurie Cancer Center’s primary teaching affiliate and clinical home was recognized as No. 10 in the country and No. 1 in Illinois in the 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings.
Medical student Shivani Baisiwala investigates glioblastoma in the laboratory of Atique Ahmed, PhD, while also pursuing pro-bono healthcare consulting and finding time to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Sheetal Kircher, MD, ’11 GME, is laser-focused on cancer drug distribution and pricing: she spent a year as a health policy fellow at the ASCO and published a paper on the topic in JAMA.
In a new Northwestern University study, researchers slowed mutant fruit flies’ metabolic rates by 50%, and the expected detrimental effects of many mutations never manifested.
An emerging class of cancer drugs has shown promise in treating pancreatic cancer, but the drugs may cause severe liver damage when combined with high-fat diets, according to study published in PNAS.
On June 24, Meg and Dan Kresach, founders of BrainUp, presented Derek Wainwright, PhD, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), and Microbiology-Immunology, and Rimas Lukas, MD, associate professor of Neurology (Neuro-oncology), with a $170,000 grant to support novel research on immunotherapy for glioblastoma patients at Northwestern.
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, director of the Lurie Cancer Center, received the 2019 Academy of Achievement in Medicine Award from the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). The award was presented Friday, July 5, at the Grand Banquet and Ball during AHEPA’s 97th Annual Convention in Chicago.
For Jonny Coffman, losing his beard was an unwelcome side effect of cancer treatment at the Lurie Cancer Center. But he looks back on losing his ability to taste “as the worst part of all. I almost completely lost my palate,” he recalls. “Eventually, I discovered through trial and error that mangoes and oats with cinnamon were the only flavors I could still taste.”
A new NCI-Funded Program aims to integrate evidence-based smoking cessation treatment into cancer care
Researchers, including Lurie Cancer Center's Nathan Gianneschi, PhD, examine ‘living’ nanomaterials for first time.
Hau Kwaan, MD, PhD, the Marjorie C. Barnett Professor, professor of Hematology and Oncology and hematology specialist at the Northwestern Medicine Center for Bleeding and Clotting Discorders, will be recognized for more than 50 years of service at an Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, June 27 at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Meeting.
Scientists discovered a new link between cell polarity and cell adhesion, according to a study published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
Christine Rini, PhD, a social/health psychologist and highly respected expert in cancer survivorship has joined the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University as director of its Cancer Survivorship Institute (CSI).
Feinberg partnered with Nature Genetics and Nature Medicine to host the Chicago Science 2019: Epigenetics and Genome Editing conference.
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