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.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB will host a virtual outreach event Nov. 9 to educate about the disease.
Men in the community will wear pink on Sunday, Oct. 25, to show support for breast cancer awareness at the annual “Real Men Wear Pink” outreach event.
Benjamin Larimer, Ph.D., has received a $1.5 million award to conduct research on a PET-based diagnostic tool that could identify patients who will respond to immunotherapy.
In-person and virtual activities are planned in and around Birmingham for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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.
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