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Former long-time smoker Marilyn Nesby,72, was at high risk for developing lung cancer. Fortunately, a screening test called a low-dose CT scan detected cancer at an early stage, before it had spread.
The University of Chicago Medicine has been re-certified by the QOPI® Certification Program as part of ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. This provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.
A UChicago team demonstrates, in mice, that they can boost the tumor control rate from around 40 percent up to nearly 100 percent by opening up a parallel pathway.
The WISDOM study will assess whether personalized screening for breast cancer is as safe, effective and accepted compared to annual screening.
The incidence of head and neck cancers caused by a human papillomavirus infection has increased dramatically. In the 1980s, fewer than 20 percent of cancers that affect the tonsils and the base of the tongue were attributed to HPV. Now, more than 70 percent of these cancers involve HPV and incidence rates continue to rise.
Many factors can increase a person's risk of developing cancer. At the University of Chicago Medicine, the Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic is dedicated to identifying and caring for individuals who have an increased risk of cancer due to family history, or medical and genetic factors.
After undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer, Mary Zirino's gynecologic oncologist cautioned her to lose weight. Following a second scare, Zirino fully committed herself to a healthier path.
Cancers of the digestive system usually develop by chance or are related to a risk factor such as smoking or obesity. But in some cases, it runs in families and the risk of getting cancer is passed down from generation to generation.
New UChicago Medicine Thoracic Surgery Chief Jessica Donington, MD, tackles common misconceptions about lung cancer, the world's deadliest form of the disease.
Ralph Weichselbaum was given the highest honor bestowed by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) for “revered members who have made outstanding contributions” to the field of radiation oncology.
CAR T-cell therapy supercharges a patient’s white blood cells to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Research at UChicago Medicine played a key role in the development of this exciting new immunotherapy for advanced blood cancers.