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Pediatric oncologist Ching Lau specializes in pediatric brain and bone tumor research. He holds a joint appointment with JAX. (Tiffany Laufer for JAX)

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Reveals Potential for New Therapies

“We are all very excited about this finding,” says Dr. Ching Lau of UConn Health/JAX and Connecticut Children’s. “The take home message of these findings is that the fusion protein is altering the behavior of the tumor cells by dictating the genes that will be turned on and off. This gives us a better handle on which aberrantly expressed genes to target in developing novel therapeutics against supratentorial ependymoma.”

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UConn Health Recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Takes the Lives of Beloved U.S. Icons

Alex Trebek and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg brought awareness to the disease that is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. that has a 5-year survival rate of 10%.

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Al Roker Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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UConn Health Stresses Importance Of Breast Cancer Screening

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 […]

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

MD Anderson Cancer Center Honors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

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.

A computer illustration of a cancer cell

UConn Health Researcher Receives Patent for Cancer-fighting Antibody

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

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.


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