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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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UC Health Integrative Medicine Offers Free Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients, Survivors & Families

CONTACT: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Yoga classes tailored to cancer patients and survivors, known as Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness (YCat), are now being offered free at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center, the hub for the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute. The classes, taught by YCat certified yoga therapist and UC…
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$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Gardner 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 Gardner 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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