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Meg Gerrard, research professor of psychology on March 28, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Expanding Cancer Research at UConn

April 18, 2013

…Meg Gerrard, a CHIP affiliate and research professor of psychology, previously worked at Dartmouth’s comprehensive cancer center. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo) When asked to describe her new role at…

Dr. Omar Ibrahim, right, director of thoracic oncology at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, UConn Health, and Dr. Electra Kaloudis, section head of thoracic imaging in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics, look over a low dose CT scan. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

Early Detection of Lung Cancer Saves Lives

November 9, 2016

…UConn Health’s Lung Cancer Screening Program is urging current and former heavy smokers to get screened for the disease with a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. “Low-dose CT is…

Lung cancer patient Michel Gueret, left, with his oncologist at UConn Health, Dr. Jeffrey Wasser. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

Advanced Lung Cancer Knocked Out in Clinical Trial

December 13, 2016

…Advanced lung cancer patient Michel Gueret had a life expectancy of less than a year at the time of diagnosis. After participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial at…

Close up of older woman and home caretaker holding hands. (Getty Images)

Op-ed: Unprepared for the ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Older Adults Living with Cancer

July 6, 2017

…In the next few decades, the number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size. Age is the single greatest risk factor for cancer. By 2030,…

Cancer and Aging Handbook written by Keith Bellizzi

Cancer, Aging, and Proper Care

November 28, 2012

…Keith Bellizzi, associate professor of human development and family studies, has published a new book on cancer, aging, and medical issues involved in caring for the elderly. (Photo…

Breast Cancer Prevention Study Launched for Women with Increased Risk

April 13, 2009

…Dr. Molly Brewer of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading a new breast cancer prevention study. Photo by Alan Grant Many women worry about their risk of…

Study Shows Millions of Americans Forgoing Medical Care After Cancer

June 16, 2010

…Keith Bellizzi, assistant professor of human development and family studies. Photo by Frank Dahlmeyer Despite the importance of timely follow-up care for cancer survivors, a recent study shows…

Important Points about Prostate Cancer

September 7, 2017

…September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month so it’s an opportune time to discuss one of the most common cancers in men. UConn Health urologists, Drs. Peter Albertsen, Brooke Harnisch…

A tablet with the word colonoscopy, and a stethoscope. (Shutterstock Photo)

Colorectal Cancer: Screening Can Save Your Life

March 4, 2016

…step to go in for the potentially lifesaving test. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., yet…

Norman Smith of Windsor, a 65-year-old breast cancer survivor. (Photo courtesy of Norman Smith)

Survivor Seeks to Raise Awareness about Male Breast Cancer

October 18, 2016

…Norman Smith, 65, of Windsor is a high school teacher, husband, father of two sons, and now, a breast cancer survivor. The chances of men developing breast cancer are…