The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is moving forward, with a strategic plan built around comprehensive, disease-based centers of excellence and an appointed leadership team to guide the overall institute's efforts.
Cancer research is something senior clinical trials research coordinator Ruth Steele says is "near and dear" to her heart and gives her a great deal of motivation.
As the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute continues to grow, the health system is changing the way it delivers supportive services to ensure patients' holistic needs are met. UC Medical Center recently launched a dedicated outpatient social work service to support various units across the medical center, with a strong focus on oncology.
In the past four decades, scientific reports have shown that melanoma is increasing at an alarming rate across the world. May is National Melanoma Awareness month, and as we kick off the summer season UC Cancer Institute melanoma specialists say it is important to recognize the warning signs of skin cancer and seek evaluation.
Richard Godby has always felt drawn to medicine. He's enthralled by the scientific discovery process. His biomedical engineering undergrad experience ingrained in him the value of translational research--moving promising ideas beyond the lab bench and into clinical application. This, teamed with his interest in medical research, led him to pursue a co-op in the lab of UC Cancer Institute researcher Vladimir Bogdanov, PhD.
University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute researchers are testing the ability of a novel lung cancer vaccine to increase the body's natural immune defense system against cancerous tumors.
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Hoxworth Blood Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have discovered that a protein called Klf5 is required for successful "homing" of stem cells in the bone marrow during stem cell transplantation.
Kelli Moquin says her role as program coordinator for the UC College of Medicine's Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology has "been exciting and non-stop from day one." She joined UC on New Year's Eve 2012 and jumped right into the busy trainee recruitment season.