UConn Health First in New England to Offer Surgical Navigation for Breast-Conserving Surgery

Leading the way in breast-conserving surgery, UConn Health is the first hospital in New England to offer the surgical navigation system by EnVisio.

Debunking Skin Cancer Myths

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. May is skin cancer awareness month and we debunk some common myths about this disease and provide some tips to reduce your risk.

Death of ‘Black Panther’ Star Sheds Light on Young Adults’ Colon Cancer Risks

In a year marked by painful losses, movie fans have another reason to grieve: Chadwick Boseman, the star of the popular film "Black Panther," died Aug. 28 at age 43, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman was among a growing number of young adults to be diagnosed with colon cancer, a condition once regarded as an older person’s disease.

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High-Profile Brain Tumor Therapy Trial Chooses UConn Health

An immunotherapy derived from the polio virus has shown improved survival rates in early-phase trials in patients with an aggressive type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma. UConn Health will be one of a select few sites in the U.S. for the second phase, which will pair it with the cancer immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda).

UConn Health Minute: Preventing Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S. because when it is detected late, it is very difficult to treat. Dr. Murali Dharan, director of the Advanced Endoscopy Program at UConn Health, explains that having a screening colonoscopy is an important step in prevention since it can identify and remove the polyps […]

UConn Health Minute: Understanding Brain Tumors

Cancerous or malignant, brain tumors tend to grow quickly and disrupt the way your body works, and this can be life-threatening. As UConn Health neuro-oncologist Dr. Kevin Becker explains, interdisciplinary collaboration and a patient-centered approach to care is key in identifying brain and spine tumors early and providing the most advanced treatments available.

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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3D Printed Prosthetic Breast Grant Awarded to UConn Health

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Biomedical Engineering Department at UConn Health.   The grant announced during Breast Cancer Awareness month is the largest of three to be awarded.  It will be used to fund its Personalized 3D Printed Breast Forms Project, which will create personalized 3D breast forms for […]

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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A United Fight Against Brain and Spinal Tumors

UConn Health, in collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, establishes a brain and spinal tumor board to enhance its unique position to provide precision treatment.