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T Cell Channel Could Be Targeted to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

T Cell Channel Could Be Targeted to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered that an ion channel, active within T cells (white blood cells), could be targeted to reduce the growth of head and neck cancers. This research, which was reported this month in Cancer Research, shows that defective Kv1.3 channels, which regulate…
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Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Contact: Marianne Kunnen-Jones (513) 556-2019 Kunnenm@ucmail.uc.edu Two donors have received a presidential surprise in return for their commitment to elevating the University of Cincinnati’s research and care in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological diseases. Interim President Beverly J. Davenport presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Peggy and Gary Johns, longtime members of the UC…
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Bearcats Football Tickets To Be Given to All Participants in Oct. 23 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

Bearcats Football Tickets To Be Given to All Participants in Oct. 23 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics is supporting the Oct. 23 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure with a special gift for all participants. Everyone who walks or runs in the seventh annual 5k at Sawyer Point will be eligible to receive complimentary tickets for…
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UC Brain Tumor Center, Cincinnati Children’s Launch New Collaboration in Brain Cancer Research

UC Brain Tumor Center, Cincinnati Children’s Launch New Collaboration in Brain Cancer Research

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Can discoveries in pediatric brain cancer research help adults? And can discoveries in adult brain cancer help children? Hopeful that the answer is yes, University of Cincinnati faculty members at Cincinnati’s adult and pediatric brain tumor centers are collaborating with the new Basic and Translational Pediatric CNS Malignancies Pilot…
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Brain Tumor 5K Set for Oct. 23; Educational Conference Is Postponed

Brain Tumor 5K Set for Oct. 23; Educational Conference Is Postponed

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, has been postponed. Watch for information about educational programming from the Brain Tumor Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute in the near future. The 7th annual Walk Ahead for a Brain…
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Sasaki Awarded R21 Grant to Study Targeted Treatments for Brain Cancer

Sasaki Awarded R21 Grant to Study Targeted Treatments for Brain Cancer

Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology within the UC College of Medicine and a member of both the UC Cancer and Gardner Neuroscience Institutes, has been awarded $448,208 from the National Institutes of Health to study a targeted and safe treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the…
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UC-Led Research Reaps Phase I Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

UC-Led Research Reaps Phase I Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu After decades of laboratory research and promising findings, the discoveries of Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Cancer Center researcher and Bexion’s scientific co-founder, are being translated to clinical trials in humans, possibly helping thousands living with cancer. On, July 18 Bexion Pharmaceuticals…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI –The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological and psychiatric conditions, becomes the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, effective today. The new name honors the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation for its tremendous financial support of…
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Burger Benefit Supports UC Brain Tumor Center

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu During the month of June, Nation Kitchen + Bar (1200 Broadway in downtown Cincinnati), will donate $1 for every “Bit Burger” sold to Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure and the Walk Ahead team Ray’s Nation. Proceeds from the Oct. 23 5k walk/run support research and education at…
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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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