Cancer

Dr. Erica Chen presents a poster

Uncovering Brain Cancer’s Molecular Signature

UConn Health, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine among few in the world able to analyze tumors with elite precision

Dr. Susan Tannenbaum with Grace Rosol

Battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer for 4 Years: ‘I Have Cancer, But Cancer Does Not Have Me’

UConn Health's Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, a world leader in cancer vaccines, is researching innovative vaccines against aggressive breast cancer and teaming with the V Foundation to raise more research funding for this game-changing research

UConn's Dr. Pramod Srivastava is advancing cancer vaccine research.

UConn Set to Compete in the Jimmy V Classic and Raise Funds to Fight Cancer

UConn is uniting with other universities and the V Foundation to raise money for impactful cancer research

Patient Credits UConn Health for Saving Her from Breast Cancer and then Giving Her Life Back with New Technology

From diagnosing, treating and curing her breast cancer, to giving her back her self-esteem with a new type of breast prosthetic created with her in mind, Jan Figueroa credits UConn Health for saving her life and giving it back to her.

Biomedical engineer Liisa Kuhn holds the soft, breathable material that serves as an alternative to uncomfortable, unnatural-looking prosthetics.

3D Printing Technology Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors

'It's been a need for many, many years, and it takes someone like a biomedical engineer to say, "I can do this"'

Clinical Office Assistant Carries on Dad’s Work at UConn Health

“I love it here at UConn Health," says COA Maria Colan. Find out why and the special reason she's “always wanted to work here since a little girl."

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Discovered During Visit to Emergency Department for a Cough

As we round out Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke with our experts in this area about the difficulty in diagnosing ovarian cancer early and Sharon Johnson about her diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer at UConn Health.

Surgeon in surgical setting

Nuances of Prostate Cancer Detection

Multiparametric MRI may not definitively identify or rule out prostate cancer, but it often tells us enough to inform a treatment course and can help reduce the need for biopsy in some men, as UConn Health’s Dr. Benjamin Ristau explains.

Hope on the Horizon: Newly Introduced Bill to Congress Could Dramatically Improve Sickle Cell Patient Care Nationwide

If enacted the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Centers Act of 2022 would expand annual funding by $535 million for sickle cell disease treatment, research and education. Read how the leadership of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her UConn Health New England Sickle Cell Institute are making a real community impact.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Cabrera portrait

Cancer Survivor Gives Hope to Others That There is Light at the End of Cancer

The diagnosis of any type of cancer is devastating and for Carlos Cabrera, the day he was diagnosed with rectal cancer totally changed his life and shattered his wife.  With treatment, surgery, and mental health care, he has come out on the other side, cancer-free and with a change of outlook on life.