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Helping Working Cancer Caregivers Manage Stress

Bradley received a nearly $4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study ways to lessen the impacts of stress specifically on cancer caregivers who are also employed.
15-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Sheds Light on Mechanism of Liposome Accumulation in Tumors

Dmitri Simberg, PhD, associate professor in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, released a new study of the effectiveness of different types of fluorescent labels used to monitor the accumulation of liposomes in tumors. The study...
8-Jul-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CU Cancer Center Technology Gives Kids a Welcome Distraction During Radiation Treatment

Thirty days of radiation treatments — five days a week, with Saturdays and Sundays off — are difficult for even the toughest of adults. But for a child, they’re even harder to bear. They involve fasting, waking up early, and lying in a dark...
3-May-2021 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Colorado Inter-campus Collaboration Wins R01 Award for Salivary Gland Cancer

Two University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received a five-year R01 Award for $497,893 per year from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a potential new drug treatment for salivary gland cancer. The award is part of an...
16-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CU Cancer Center Researcher Reveals New Effects of Oxygen Deprivation in Cancer Cells

A team of University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers recently published a paper offering new insight into the role that oxygen deprivation, or hypoxia, plays in cancer development. CU Cancer Center member Joaquin Espinosa, PhD, is the...
31-Mar-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CU Cancer Researcher Wins Two Awards to Study Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells

Sabrina L. Spencer, PhD, is a CU Boulder researcher and CU Cancer Center member. Spencer recently won the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award and the Emerging Leader Award. She will use the grants to continue her research on drug resistance in...
18-Mar-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CU Cancer Center doctor untangles issues around medical cannabis

Camille Stewart's article about medical cannabis explains issues around the drug’s legality, makes recommendations for its use before and after surgery and pushes for research on its effects on postoperative patients.
8-Dec-2020 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Changes Needed to Address Financial Hardship from Cancer

Until you or a loved one are facing treatment for a cancer diagnosis, you may not realize the cost associated with treatment and doctor visits.
4-Dec-2020 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Alex Trebek’s Death Raising Awareness and Questions About Pancreatic Cancer

Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced it to the world on March 6, 2019: Like 50,000 other Americans each year, he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
20-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST

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September is #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth and the @CUCancerCenter has a patient, Siri Lindley, and medical experts looking to bring knowledge to this disease.

15-Sep-2020 7:15 PM EDT

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New mental health challenges for cancer patients during COVID-19

Benjamin Brewer, PsyD, is a University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator and health psychologist at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Here CU Cancer Center talks with Dr. Brewer about his patients’...
6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT

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Will One Bad Sunburn Give You Skin Cancer?

27-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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Oncologists: How to Talk With Your Pathologist About Cancer Molecular Testing

An education session presented today at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2014 details the challenges of collaboration between oncologists and pathologists in the context of molecular testing patient tumor samples.
30-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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