Beena Thannickal

Beena Thannickal

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Communication Director of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

beenat@uab.edu • (205) 975-3967

Covers stories and media requests within cancer research and patient care. Develops and executes internal communications for the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cancer centers nationwide, including the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB as a leading site, are joining together to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention and treatment.
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health for expanded cervical cancer screening and education in 13 counties.
UAB scientist Jessy Deshane is one of five researchers to receive a specialized grant from NanoString Technologies, which will allow her to evaluate immune response in 3D non-small-cell lung cancer models.
A $75,000 gift from the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation to support cancer awareness and COVID-19 response in Alabama’s Back Belt region was given to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
Delays in cancer screenings due to the coronavirus could lead to thousands of cancer deaths in the coming years. O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is vigilant in its efforts to provide uninterrupted care to patients.
The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, making it the only one in the state that holds this designation and can now provide patients access to an international network of specialized physicians.
An O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist presents at a major oncology meeting about a novel artificial intelligence software tool to assist evaluating tumor response in advanced cancers.
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB investigators will present pioneering research at the 56th American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual national meeting.
UAB Women’s Basketball will host the Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders for the annual Pink Game on Feb. 15.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has donated a total of $9.7 million to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1996.    

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