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UCNI Celebrates its 2013 Healthcare Heroes

UCNI Celebrates its 2013 Healthcare Heroes

Whether he received highest honors or simply the honor of being a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2013 Health Care Heroes event, Yash Patil, MD, was prepared to continue doing what he does best: provide compassionate and superior care to his patients with head and neck cancer at the UC Neuroscience Institute, one of…
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UC Researchers Hope Noninvasive Biomarkers Lead To Better Treatments for Glioblastoma

UC Researchers Hope Noninvasive Biomarkers Lead To Better Treatments for Glioblastoma

Researchers at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute are zeroing in on noninvasive biomarkers that may soon help guide doctors’ treatment of the malignant brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme. The novel translational research, led by El Mustapha Bahassi, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, in collaboration with Peter Stambrook, PhD, Professor…
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Bob’s Story: Glioblastoma

Bob’s Story: Glioblastoma

Bob’s story blends coincidence with collaboration and hope. The coincidence involves the 62-year-old West Chester man’s best buddy, “Jake,” a 165-pound Newfoundland and therapy dog that Bob trained for duty. The collaboration involves Bob’s multidisciplinary team of physicians at the Brain Tumor Center and the UC Cancer Institute. And the hope comes in the form…
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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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Study Participant Strides Ahead with His Doctors, His Research Team & the Best Therapy (Dog) Ever

Study Participant Strides Ahead with His Doctors, His Research Team & the Best Therapy (Dog) Ever

Bob Kehm helped kick off UC Health Research Week 2012 on Tuesday at University Hospital with a story that merged coincidence with collaboration and hope. The coincidence involved the 62-year-old West Chester man’s best buddy, “Jake,” a 165-pound Newfoundland and therapy dog that Mr. Kehm had trained for duty. The collaboration involved Mr. Kehm’s multidisciplinary…
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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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Special Events Boost Busy UC Brain Tumor Center

Special Events Boost Busy UC Brain Tumor Center

The UC Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, has been in high gear during the last several months. In addition to treating 75 percent of all people with brain tumors in the Cincinnati region, the center has been…
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Brain Tumor ‘Vaccine’ Clinical Trials Open, Recruiting at UC

Contact: Amanda Harper 513-558-4657 amanda.harper@uc.edu Cincinnati—Researchers are currently seeking patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) for two novel cancer vaccine clinical trials. This fast-growing form of brain tumor occurs in the central nervous system and accounts for 60 percent of the 17,000 new primary brain tumors diagnosed annually in the United States. “Despite advances in surgical…
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Study Aims to Use Sequencing to ID Patient-Specific Biomarkers in Glioblastoma, Monitor Therapy

“The hope is that we’d be able to follow the tumor in a more sensitive  way than methods currently available,” such as using MRI scans, said  Peter Stambrook, a professor of molecular genetics at the University of  Cincinnati and a lead researcher on the project. Study Aims to Use Sequencing to ID Patient-Specific Biomarkers in…
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Jim davis Never Retreated in Battle Against Glioblastoma

Jim Davis, a Korean War veteran and a determined participant in the  Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, never retreated from his toughest  battle. Cincinnati Enquirer Read more »

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