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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Reveals Rare Disorder

An odd lump on Elizabeth Cowles Johnston’s breast prompted a Friday morning call to her primary care physician Rebecca Andrews at UConn Health. Dr. Andrews quickly fit her in, and upon checking the lump sent her to Dr. Alex Merkulov, Section Head of Women’s Imaging at the Beekley Imaging Center at UConn Health for a […]

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Honors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

October 13, 2020

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced Dr. Cato T. Laurencin as the recipient of the 2020 Mike Hogg Award and Lecture, the institution’s most prestigious award that is granted to practicing scientists and physicians who have made and continue to make exceptional transformative contributions to the field of biomedical research.

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UConn Health Researcher Receives Patent for Cancer-fighting Antibody

October 5, 2020

A UConn Health researcher has been awarded a patent stemming from research into cancer-fighting antibodies.

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UConn Health Researcher Receives Patent for Cancer-fighting Antibody

October 1, 2020

UConn Health professor of cell biology Kevin Claffey recently received a patent for a novel antibody designed to target an important cancer cell membrane protein.

Ovarian Cancer Caught Early with Genetic Testing

September 22, 2020

Lisa Baxter of Stafford Springs was 51 when she started having issues that were attributed to pre-menopause.  When her niece who was seven years younger than her was diagnosed with a genetic form of ovarian cancer she decided that she should undergo genetic testing. Some ovarian cancers cluster in families. These cancers are described as […]

Anthony T. Vella, professor and Boehringer Ingelheim chair in immunology, left, speaks with President and CEO, Bijan Almassian and Valerian Nakaar, vice president for research and development, and Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology at CaroGen Corporation's technology incubation lab in Farmington

UConn Health, CaroGen Collaborate on Promising Technology for Colorectal Cancer Treatment

August 31, 2020

UConn Health researchers, along with industry partners, have developed a promising potential candidate for treating colorectal cancer.

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Researchers Call for International Collaboration on Parathyroid Cancer

August 26, 2020

UConn Health researchers are calling for a global effort to study parathyroid tumors in a bid to find treatments for a rare but serious type of cancer.

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

June 4, 2020

This years’ National Cancer Day on June 7, will look different than in the past as gatherings have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the annual treasured celebration of life will still take place. A cancer survivor as defined by the American Cancer Society is anyone living with a history of […]