Of the 15 million people living with cancer in the United States in 2016, 62 percent were 65 years or older. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham sheds light on the factors that affect health-related quality of life in older adults with cancer.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proton International have secured funding for the UAB Proton Therapy Center. The facility will be the first proton therapy center in the state of Alabama. UAB and Proton International expect to break ground in January 2018 and open the facility in approximately two years.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a prominent national Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for its Patient Care Connect Program. The award is given only to ACCC members that are forward-thinking in creating replicable solutions to improve access, quality and value of patient care.
A UAB researcher has received a 2017 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate combination drug therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer.
UAB is the first in the country to use novel HyperArc High-Definition Radiotherapy on brain cancer patients.
Surgeon at UAB believes in making breast cancer awareness an issue year-round to help save lives through early detection.
UAB Hospital has received a 2017 Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers in the United States.
Researchers use compounds found in a combination plant-based diet to successfully prevent and treat ER-negative breast cancer in mice.
Several activities are planned in and around UAB for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Beating cancer means bridging gaps that put African Americans at greater risk of getting the disease and dying from it. Meet three trailblazing alumnae broadening the impact of lifesaving discoveries through research, education, and outreach, and hear their advice for budding scientists eager to follow in their footsteps.
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