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Brain Tumor Symposium, Walk Ahead 5K Set for Oct. 22-23

Brain Tumor Symposium, Walk Ahead 5K Set for Oct. 22-23

CINCINNATI — For those impacted by brain tumors—patients, survivors, family members and those who harbor loss and cherished memories—the weekend of Oct. 22-23 is among the most meaningful of the year. It marks the Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference and Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure. Patient Education Event The conference, presented by the…
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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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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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