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Your Knowledge Can Mean Your Survival: Are You High Risk for Lung Cancer?

October 29, 2019

Did you know that lung cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer combined? November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

A Bad Cold Turns into a Blessing in Disguise: An Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Carol Pfeiffer, Ph.D., 75, from Farmington, became ill with what she thought was a just a bad cold after returning home from a trip to Egypt and Europe in March. Thanks to an early diagnosis, she was able to beat lung cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivor Runs Ultramarathons to Honor Others

October 24, 2019

Meet Holly Durstin, one of our nurse anesthetists, ultramarathoner, triathlete, and breast cancer survivor. Read about her inspirational journey to beat breast cancer.

Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

October 22, 2019

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer and more than half die within a year of being diagnosed. Robotic bronchoscopy allows physicians to quickly diagnose lesions detected through low-dose CT scans, including those that are small or in hard-to-reach parts of the lung. Dr. Omar Ibrahim, director of Thoracic Oncology and Interventional Pulmonology at UConn Health, […]

Nurse navigators and nurses like Minal Dave, RN, often offer patients emotional support.

At UConn Health, the Breast Cancer Journey is Handled with Care

October 16, 2019

The breast team at UConn Health strives to guide each patient through every step of their individual path with an unmatched level of attention and comfort.

Complementing Cancer Care

October 8, 2019

Patients undergoing cancer treatment have a multitude of needs. That’s why – along with offering state-of-the-art treatment – the oncology supportive care team at UConn Health makes sure their patients’ emotional and psychosocial needs are met so they can focus on recovery.

UConn’s Raman Bahal Has Joined “Jack’s Pack” in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

October 3, 2019

“Ivory Tower” research takes on a special meaning when successful results can be applied to the stories of real people. In this case, to a little boy named Jack.

New Research Strategies for Study of Oral Complications of Cancer Therapies

September 27, 2019

A portfolio of scientific research papers in the Journal of the Cancer National Institute edited by Dr. Douglas Peterson addresses the oral complications of cancer therapies.