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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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From Pin Pricks to Radiation Beams to Keyhole Incisions, Brain Surgery Is Trending Smaller

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The difference between having a brain aneurysm treated the old way and a new way was aptly described as “the nutcracker” vs. “the TripTik” by a patient of Andrew Ringer, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. The patient experienced both, and he…
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Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Contact: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu Joseph Broderick, MD, has been named Director of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Broderick, who has served as UCNI research director, will assume the new position as John M. Tew, MD, who has served as Clinical Director, steps into new roles at the…
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Dr. Richard Curry Earns a Rare Neuro-Oncology Certification

CONTACT: Cindy Starr 513-558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI — Richard Curry, MD, has earned a coveted neuro-oncology certification from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Curry, a neuro-oncologist at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute and the UC Cancer Institute, is one of only 149 board-certified neuro-oncologists in the United States and one of only two…
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Regulation of Cancer-Causing Protein Could Lead to New Therapeutic Targets

Regulation of Cancer-Causing Protein Could Lead to New Therapeutic Targets

Contact: Katie Pence 513-558-4561 Katie.Pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers with the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute have discovered a new regulation for the cancer-causing protein KRas that may help with the development of targeted therapies for patients with a KRas mutation. Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, a member of the CCC, the UC Cancer…
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Drs. Sasaki, Plas Awarded $100k Molecular Therapeutics Program Grants for Brain Cancer Research

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center’s Molecular Therapeutics Program has awarded $100,000 pilot grants to Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, and David Plas, PhD, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology. Dr. Sasaki’s research is focused on finding a way to halt…
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UC Researchers Unravel Important Role of Rb Tumor Suppressor in Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

UC Researchers Unravel Important Role of Rb Tumor Suppressor in Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

CONTACT: Cindy Starr 513-558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The retinoblastoma (Rb) protein plays a critical role in suppressing the multi-step process of cell migration through the bloodstream, lymphovascular invasion and the metastasis of an aggressive type of breast cancer to the lung, researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute, the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and the…
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UC Specialists Embrace Wellness as Integral Component of Brain Cancer Care

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Self-empowerment through wellness is emerging as a critical part of patient care at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health. In addition to working with surgeons, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists, patients are…
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2013 Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Wellness, Nutrition

2013 Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Wellness, Nutrition

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Wellness and the optimizing of health will be the focus of the 2013 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Miami University Voice of America…
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UC Researchers Show How the Brain’s Micro-Environment Fuels Metastatic Tumor Growth

UC Researchers Show How the Brain’s Micro-Environment Fuels Metastatic Tumor Growth

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Cincinnati – When a cancer cell breaks off from a tumor in the breast, lung or other part of the body and flows through the bloodstream to the brain, trouble erupts. Like a dandelion seed landing in the most fertile of soils, the tumor cell takes root, multiplies and…
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