ASCO Highlights UChicago’s Role in Top Cancer Advances of 2013

February 4, 2014

University of Chicago researchers contributed several articles over the past year that the American Society of Clinical Oncology identified as highlighting advances in research with the “greatest potential to improve patient care and quality of life.” ASCO’s annual selection of clinical cancer advances, now in its ninth year, documents important progress being made and highlights emerging trends. [Read more]

ASCO Day 3: More Mutations, Fewer Drugs

June 3, 2013

Since this is UChicago Cancer Conversations we will lead off today with a very Chicago project. At 8:15 this morning, Jane Churpek, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, presented surprising new data on the frequencies of mutations in cancer susceptibility genes in African Americans to a large group of cancer specialists. She then scurried the length of the McCormick Place complex just in time to give a similar talk at the daily press briefing. [Read more]