For Jessica Blackford-Cleeton, treatment for mesothelioma included HIPEC, a targeted form of chemotherapy delivered directly into her abdomen following surgery. Her comprehensive treatment was successful, preserving her ability to become a mother.
The Chicago EYES on Cancer program will recruit students from underrepresented backgrounds and teachers from Chicago Public Schools for a two-year summer research apprenticeship. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center received a $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to launch the program.
Could delaying removal of ovaries prevent or delay sexual dysfunction in women who are at high risk for developing ovarian cancer? University of Chicago Medicine researcher Iris Romero, MD, MS, launched a study with researchers at other leading institutions to answer this question.
A new study describing genetic variations in tumors could help physicians make better treatment choices for patients with gastric and esophageal cancer.