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Brain Tumor Center Pilot Grants Target a Childhood Cancer and Kidney Cancer Metastasis to the Brain

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The research and development of improved therapies for the most common childhood brain cancer and for metastasis of the most common adult kidney cancer to the brain are the focus of $100,000 in pilot grants awarded by the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center’s Molecular Therapeutics Program for 2016….
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UC Scientist Identifies Energy Sensor As Potential Target for Cancer Drugs

UC Scientist Identifies Energy Sensor As Potential Target for Cancer Drugs

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—An international research team formed by a University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer researcher has shown for the first time that a specific enzyme is responsible for sensing the available supply of GTP, an energy source that fuels the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. The research underscores the enzyme’s potential…
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Brain Tumor Center Recruiting Metastasis Researcher for Schott Endowed Chair

Brain Tumor Center Recruiting Metastasis Researcher for Schott Endowed Chair

Media contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The UC Brain Tumor Center is seeking an esteemed researcher who will lead efforts to understand, target and prevent the spread of metastatic cancer to the brain. The researcher, who would collaborate with researchers at the UC Neuroscience and Cancer Institutes, would hold the prestigious Harold C. Schott…
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Sixth Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Is Sunday, Oct. 25

Sixth Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Is Sunday, Oct. 25

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, will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Sawyer Point. All proceeds from the sixth annual event will support research and education at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati…
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Brain Tumor Conference Explores Healing, Wellness & Research

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The 2015 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, Oct. 24, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. The annual conference, “Hope, Innovation,…
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New Home Planned for University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Julie Engebrecht (513) 556-9685 julie.engebrecht@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute has launched a $123 million project that will include a new world-class outpatient facility for people with neurologic and psychiatric diseases, expand existing and create new research programs, enable recruitment of additional world-class physicians and researchers, support new training fellowships, and…
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Study: Glioma Tumor’s Genetic Profile More Telling Than Its Physical Appearance

Study: Glioma Tumor's Genetic Profile More Telling Than Physical Appearance

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—In the diagnosis of a glioma brain tumor, looks can be deceiving. A glioma that looks relatively unaggressive under a microscope may still have a lethal potential. That is a key finding of research recently published by the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, a national consortium that includes researchers…
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$3 Million Gift to Propel Brain Cancer Research at UC Brain Tumor Center

$3 Million Gift to Propel Brain Cancer Research at UC Brain Tumor Center

Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI–A $3 million gift from the Anna and Harold W. Huffman Foundation will create an endowed chair and dedicated research program at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. Increased research efforts will aim to uncover new treatments for glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of…
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Cancer Expert Says Seasonal Allergy Symptoms that Persist May Mean a Bigger Problem

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—With allergy season upon us, many people may be suffering from a scratchy or sore throat, hoarseness and loss of voice. However, during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, observed April 12-18, experts at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute warn that if the problems persist, something…
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Researchers Share $200,000 in Molecular Therapeutics Program Grants to Study Metastatic and Primary Brain Cancers

Researchers Share $200,000 in Molecular Therapeutics Program Grants to Study Metastatic and Primary Brain Cancers

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The research and development of improved therapy for metastatic brain tumors and high-grade gliomas is the focus of $200,000 in pilot grants awarded by the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center’s Molecular Therapeutics Program. The three scientists who will be supported are: El Mustapha Bahassi, PhD, Research Assistant Professor…
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