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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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Ronald Warnick, MD, Honored as Tew Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Ronald Warnick, MD, Honored as Tew Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Media contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI — More than 100 dignitaries, donors and supporters helped celebrate the inauguration of the $2 million John M. Tew, Jr., MD, Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology March 15 at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. The Tew Chair was awarded to Ronald Warnick, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery…
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Brain Tumor Center Tests Thousands of Compounds in Search of New Glioblastoma Treatment

Brain Tumor Center Tests Thousands of Compounds in Search of New Glioblastoma Treatment

Media contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The laboratory of James Driscoll, MD, PhD, at the UC Brain Tumor Center is throwing almost everything but the kitchen sink at an aggressive type of brain tumor that has proved stubbornly resistant to conventional forms of treatment. In a novel, investigator-initiated study, Dr. Driscoll and his team…
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13 Brain Tumor Center Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI–Thirteen specialists affiliated with the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, are included on one or both of the 2013 regional and national lists of leading physicians. The honorees specialize in…
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67 UCNI Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

67 UCNI Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI–Sixty-seven specialists affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, are included on one or both of the 2013 regional and national lists of leading physicians. In December Cincy magazine published the names of 531…
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Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Treatments, Wellness

Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Treatments, Wellness

Contact:  Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The 2012 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Meridian Conference Center (located inside the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel), 7500 Tylers Place Blvd., in West Chester, Ohio….
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