Three years after being told there was nothing that could be done to treat a liver tumor, Nicole Leon is cancer-free, married and recently gave birth to a son.
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After Donald Schwartz's semitrailer crashed, doctors performed brain surgery on him while he was awake to remove a cancerous tumor.
UChicago Medicine has a robust pathology department staffed by leading experts in the latest technologies to help community oncologists diagnose the most difficult cases.
The Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH) at UChicago is sending mobile units into the surrounding neighborhoods to enroll community participants for various public health studies.
Innovative software developed by UChicago Medicine researchers aims to reduce missed cancers as well as false positives that can lead to unnecessary biopsies.
Mary Baim, a smoker for 60 years, didn't think she could stop. Then she joined UChicago Medicine's Courage to Quit program, and hasn't had a cigarette in more than a year.
The giant vegetable and herb garden on the roof of Parking Garage B is providing free, fresh food for cancer and bariatric patients and helping raise thousands of dollars for charity.
Cancer researchers reflect on their experiences mentoring high school and undergraduate students who are interested in a cancer research career path.
A student from the Chicago EYES on Cancer research training program shares her experiences working with UChicago Medicine faculty and working on her own research projects.
UChicago Medicine oncologist Richard Larson will receive one of the field's top honors, the 2019 Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology.
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Chef Triumphs Over Tongue Cancer
Cancer specialists across the country told top chef Grant Achatz that his only option for treating a stage 4 tumor was to remove most of his tongue. The head and neck cancer team at UChicago Medicine offered him a different approach, one that saved his tongue and his life.