Dr. Soheil Sam Dadras

Health Center Research Focuses on Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

Dr. Soheil Sam Dadras is closer to predicting which melanomas will become metastatic.

Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava, director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, in his lab. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)

UConn Doctor’s Vaccine Technology Shows Promise in Brain Cancer Treatment

The vaccine is based on the role of heat shock protein (HSP) in immune response, an area pioneered by Dr. Pramod Srivastava.

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

Expanding Cancer Research at UConn

New faculty member Meg Gerrard, who previously worked at Dartmouth's comprehensive cancer center, hopes to build new cancer research programs at UConn.

EVIS EXERA III endoscopy system better

New Tools to Detect Colon Cancer

UConn Health Center is one of the first medical centers to use the latest high definition endoscopes.

Seeing Below the Skin: Advanced Tools to Diagnose Cancer

UConn Health Center offers new technologies to track and visualize changes in the skin.

Marcy Balunas collecting a marine cyanobacterium from inside a large sponge i Portobelo National Park in Panama. (Photo courtesy of Marcy Balunas)

The Quest for New Cancer-Fighting Drugs in Marine Environments

Marcy Balunas, an assistant professor in the School of Pharamcy, has extracted a novel cancer-fighting compound from blue-green algae.

Anson Ma, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the lab on Nov. 29, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Engineer has NSF EAGER Award to Study Nanoparticle Flow in Bloodstream

Anson Ma's research will help determine whether nanoparticles can improve the delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to tumors.

Cancer and Aging Handbook written by Keith Bellizzi

Cancer, Aging, and Proper Care

The older you get, the more likely you are to develop cancer. A new book edited by faculty member and cancer survivor Keith Bellizzi explores the interface between cancer and aging.

Sophia Nnenna Ononye, a graduate student, with plates of cancer cells on Nov. 7, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Graduate Student Working to Develop New Anti-Cancer Agents

Sophia Nnenna Ononye, a Ph.D. student in pharmaceutical sciences, hopes her research will pave the way for more effective cancer therapy in the future.

Keith Bellizzi, assistant professor of human development and family studies, in the Family Study Building's Dean's Lounge on Feb. 10, 2009. (Frank Dahlmeyer/UConn Photo)

Study: Despite Guidelines, Elderly Receiving Too Many Cancer Screenings

UConn researcher Keith Bellizzi says data on the efficacy of cancer screenings for the elderly is limited.