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$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Candice Terrell (513) 556-9685 candice.terrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation has committed $14 million to the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute to help fund a new, state-of-the-art facility to enhance treatment and research efforts for chronic and progressive neurologic conditions and disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The contribution is…
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NIH Awards UC Scientist $1.67 Million for Brain Tumor Research

NIH Awards UC Scientist $1.67 Million for Brain Tumor Research

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu A small pilot cancer study funded by Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure has led to a $1.67 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will enable University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers to study a novel strategy to combat glioblastoma multiforme. Atsuo Sasaki, PhD,…
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5th Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Is Oct. 26

5th Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Is Oct. 26

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, the largest regional fundraiser for brain tumor education and research, marks its five-year milestone Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Event co-chairs Brian and Joe Wiles have set their goals high. They are aiming to exceed last year’s record numbers of 2,300 participants, 191…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution photographs of James Herman, PhD, and Joseph Broderick, MD, are available on request. CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) today announced a new Center of Excellence, the UC Neurobiology Research Center, designed to provide a focal point for basic, discovery-based neuroscience. The announcement was made…
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Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Over half of patients being seen in the clinic for a diagnosed brain tumor have metastatic cancer, which has no treatment and detrimental outcomes in most cases. However, a new Cincinnati Cancer Center study, published in the advance online edition of the journal Oncotarget, provides hope that previously studied…
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ABTA Awards $50k Grant for Study of Energy Pathway in Glioblastoma

ABTA Awards $50k Grant for Study of Energy Pathway in Glioblastoma

The highly malignant brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme is an energy guzzler. To sustain the tumor’s rapid cell division and proliferation, glioblastoma cells harness a specific molecule that enables them to ramp up energy production. What if that energy spigot could be turned off and glioblastoma cells ran out of fuel? It is an…
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John Tew, MD, Appointed to Executive Positions at UC Health and UC

Contact: Academic Health Center (513) 558-4553 richard.puff@uc.edu Cincinnati –John Tew Jr., MD, has been appointed to new executive positions that will direct the community outreach and philanthropic efforts of the integrative medicine program at UC Health and the UC College of Medicine. Tew will serve as the program’s vice president of community affairs at UC…
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UC One of Three Centers for Phase I Trial for Recurrent Glioma Subtype

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Early results of a Phase I clinical trial that is available at only three centers in the world, including the UC Brain Tumor Center, were reported at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in San Diego. The Phase I trial is for patients who have a subtype…
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2014 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference Offers Guidance, Risk-of-Fall Screenings

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The 2014 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. The annual conference, titled “Hope, Innovation, Progress, Support,” is presented by the Brain…
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Metabolic Reprogramming in Brain Tumor Cells Could Be Potential Target

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu During a membership event April 29, the Cincinnati Cancer Center awarded over $200,000 in pilot grants to members and basic scientists who are collaborating to find out more about various cancers with hopes of generating more data and additional funding. Three teams received Affinity Group Awards, which encourage multidisciplinary…
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