University of Illinois Cancer Center





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Click here for events and news from the Cancer Center, including....

Our participation in the Pink Glove Dance, a national breast cancer awareness effort. VOTE EVERY SINGLE DAY until September 23 to be able to award Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support $15,000!!!

The upcoming conference from our Diet and Behavior Shared Resource, Obesity and Cancer: Weighing the Evidence,on October 2, 2014

a WELCOME  to our new Interim Cancer Center Director, Dr. Robert Winn!

The Community Campus Cancer Collaborative...and so much more!!!

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Top left: Dr. Lawrence Feldman and Jie Qu

Top rt: Dr. Robert Winn gives opening remarks

Center: Dana-Farber's Dr. David Livingston gives keynote address

Bottom left: Dr. Pradip Raychaudhuri, Dr. Robert Winn and Dr. David Livingston
Bottom rt: Some of the 200+ participants



Thank you to all of our participants, judges and Pilot Project presenters! We had a wonderful day filled with novel research, collaboration and great things to come for the University of Illinois Cancer Center!


Congratulations to our Research Forum Poster Prize Competition Winners! They are:


Sandra Gomez-Perez for:

Correlations of Body Compostition, Inflammation, Insulin Resistance and Iron in Colorectal Cancer (CRC): A Pilot Study  

Ben Hitchinson for:

Biased Antagonism of CXCR4 Signalling ba Transmembrane Peptide      

Dimple Modi for:

Regulation of PAX2 expression in high-grade serious ovarian cancer

Hitisha Patel for:

Lead based development and evaluation of selective Estrogen Mimics in TamoxifenResistant Breast Cancer

Hari Sreedhar for:

Investigating the biochemical progression of liver disease to hepatocarcingenesis using Fourier Transform infared spectropscopic imaging    

Maria Paula Zappia for:

dE2F transcriptional factor is a novel regulator of mitochondrial network and muscle integrity in Drophilia                          





Srilata Bagchi, PhD, and co-PI Joel Schwartz, DMD, DMedSc

College of Dentistry

Cancer Biology Program

Project Title: "DDB2 knockout mouse model for tobacco-metabolite induced oral carcinogencesis"

Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, PhD, and co-PI Gnanasekar Munirathinam, PhD

College of Engineering

Cancer Targets and Therapeutics Program

Project Title: "Targeting imaging of receptor for advanced glycation end-prodeucts RAGE) in prostate cancer"

Giamila Fantuzzi, PhD, and co-PI Lisa Tussing-Humphries, PhD, RD

College of Applied Health Sciences

Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program

Project Title: "Galectin-3 as a link between obesity and colorectal cancer risk"

Irum Khan, MD, and co-PI Andrei Gartel, PhD

College of Medicine

Cancer Targets and Therapeutics Program

Project Title: "Cytoplasmic relocalization of FOXM1 by mutant NPM may correlate with the favorable outcome for AML patients"

Deborah Tonetti, PhD, and co-PI Gregory Thatcher, PhD

College of Pharmacy

Cancer Targets and Therapeutics Program

Project Title: Establishment of a relevant breast cancer pre-clinical model: patient-derived xenografts"


Click here for the Cancer Center Update, filling you in on new members, grants awarded, guest lecturers on campus and research that is newly published!

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Are you a cancer patient?  Click here for more information about the Cancer Center! 


Are you looking for a physician?  Click here to learn how the Cancer Center may help you!


Are you interested in participating in one of our clinical trials? Click here for information about current Clinical Trials! 


Are you a physician and/or researcher interested in Cancer Center membership? Click here to learn about the research opportunities and benefits of Cancer Center membership!


Are you interested in our Community Outreach Services?  Click here and learn how our community supports its members!


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