Alina Franke registered to donate her bone marrow in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009. She wound up being the one person in 24 million around the world on the Be The Match registry to be the perfect match that Jimmy Roberson needed.

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These new results, led by primary author Warner Huh, M.D., strengthen the promise that vaccination with Gardasil 9 can reduce 90 percent of cervical cancers.

UAB provides ovarian cancer care beyond traditional interventions to include nutrition, supportive care, counseling and genetic testing.
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This gene silencing by ubiquitinated histone is vital in normal embryo development, and it goes awry in some cancers.
Health care provider recommendation of HPV vaccines could help decrease secondary cancers in childhood cancer survivors.
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An art event will be held Aug. 17 to engage the cancer community in the healing power of art.
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This potential chemotherapeutic agent to treat glioblastoma — a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates — is a novel small molecule inhibitor.
UAB is the only institution in Alabama chosen to date to participate in the TAPUR Study to help further understand targeted therapies in patients with advanced cancers.
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This active drug-delivery system addresses the limitations seen for the anti-cancer drug BA-TPQ — poor solubility and low bioavailability.
Recent findings from an innovative nationwide trial indicate that the drug pembrolizumab, when used in combination with standard therapy, may provide positive results for patients with locally advanced breast cancer.
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The new UAB Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic provides breast cancer patients extended follow-up care, helping them adjust to physical and emotional changes after treatment.
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The UAB Cancer Center offers patients with advanced and rare cancer, including those with any stage of pancreatic and brain cancer, the opportunity to have no-cost tumor profiling, and patients may be matched with an appropriate clinical trial or recommend use of an FDA-approved drug.
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The annual symposium May 15 will provide help and support for cancer patients and survivors.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham announces a partnership with Guideway Care to expand the reach of UAB’s proven cancer navigation program, Patient Care Connect, to patients nationally.
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A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.
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UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Fiesta Ball on May 5 will support the work of young cancer research scientists and patient and family services.
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Class of 2017 option 2At least 2,015 students will graduate and approximately 1,250 are expected to walk in the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies happening 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Bartow Arena.
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Coalesce, a new support group for young adult cancer survivors, kicks off with a drum circle event at Railroad Park on April 15.
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Cycliad, a community cycling event, will be held March 25 in Birmingham to benefit cancer patients at UAB.
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Failure of hormone deprivation therapy used to slow prostate cancer in patients leads to castration-resistant prostate cancer, a lethal form of advanced disease with limited treatment options. Endostatin, used in combination therapy, may help delay onset of castration-resistant disease.
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