Health & Medicine

Herb Chen, M.D. 

Thyroid and parathyroid cancer • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery • Endocrine surgery 

Greg Kennedy, M.D. 

Colon Cancer • Rectal cancer • Anal cancer • Inflammatory bowel disease • Colorectal surgery 

Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH

Cancer • Cancer outcomes • Cancer survivorship 

Anthony Morlandt, DMD

Oral cancer • Facial trauma • Bone graft surgery • Early detection of cancer • Salivary gland tumors • Head and neck skin cancer • Head and neck microsurgery • Head and neck reconstruction • Bone graft surgery • Facial trauma • Total jaw reconstruction • Osteonecrosis of the jaws due to medications or radiation therapy 

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center joins forces with other leading cancer centers to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.
Both dogs and people get brain tumors, and UAB researchers are studying a therapy developed for humans that might also work on dogs.
In 2018, there will be more than 650,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancers diagnosed worldwide, but early screening and diagnosis can more than double a patient’s chances of survival.
A Dothan man is back on the hiking trail following a rare soft tissue tumor treated by UAB’s “Sarcoma King.”
Researchers will train community health workers to promote tobacco cessation among young African-American men in rural Alabama with the support of UAB experts through telehealth.
A published UAB perspective suggests interventions that could help avoid sexual transmission of HIV without condoms.
Some 70 percent of patients needing a marrow transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family.
Construction begins on Alabama's first proton therapy facility, bringing the most most advanced form of cancer-killing radiation to UAB in 2020.

Of the 15 million people living with cancer in the United States in 2016, 62 percent were 65 years or older.

Nearly one in three breast cancer survivors suffers from poor sleep, which can lead to greater mortality.
With financing secured and site preparation underway, UAB’s Proton Therapy Center looks to begin construction in January 2018.
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.
A blue-light cystoscopy may detect certain bladder cancer tumors more than the use of standard white-light diagnostic testing.
UAB provides ovarian cancer care beyond traditional interventions to include nutrition, supportive care, counseling and genetic testing.

Pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists and molecular imaging physicians continue to work toward better diagnoses, treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

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