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Happy June 1st! We encourage you to watch this touching 15 second video in honor of National Cancer Survivors Month. It won first place at Cannes.
2009 Cancer Survivors' Celebration & Walk

Our CURE (Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program introduces college students to the world of cancer research by providing a full-time hands-on summer experience. Our scientists serve as mentors, working with students in laboratories on Northwestern University's Chicago medical campus. Apply today at…/…/summer-research/cure.html

The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience program offers underserved undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in research projects over the summer.

If music is the language of love, your message to our patients and families is clear. Thank you Sharing Notes!

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Sharing Notes is at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital.

At the core of what we do is love. We show love when we say “I am here for you” with sharing our hearts and our music. We show we care through making space for another to find peace and joy when times are tough. This Valentine’s week, we are grateful for the many ways people show love to make a difference in our communities! Special thanks to these ladies, both Graduate Assistants and students at the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, for being such an important part of the Sharing Notes team! This weekend they spent time and shared music with patients, visitors, and staff at Lurie Cancer Center.

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Our partners at The H Foundation agree with Mark Twain - "Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." Join them for an evening of comedy and help us take on cancer, together!

Thu 7:00 PM CSTLaGrange TheatreLa Grange, IL
Comedy · 414 people

Teaching the next generation of clinicians and scientists is at the center of our mission. Please share information about our summer research programs with students interested in an opportunity to learn and become active participants in cancer research. Details and applications at…/education-training/summer-…

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Clinical trial results may provide new treatment options for patients with advanced prostate cancer and “opens up the door for more investigation to happen to even prevent this disease stage from developing in the first place," Lurie Cancer Center's Deputy Director, Maha Hussain, MD, told The New York Times. #GU18 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The treatments could help hundreds of thousands of men worldwide stave off pain and chemotherapy, but researchers don’t yet know if they will extend lives.

Lurie Cancer Center’s Sunandana Chandra, MD, explains why the newest data of immunotherapy use in melanoma brain metastases may be practice changing.

The most common malignancies that metastasize to the brain are melanoma and non–small cell lung cancer.

We are proud to stand with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and cancer leaders across the world to support #WorldCancerDay! Join the global movement to show that #WeCanICan take action to make access to cancer detection, treatment and care services a priority! Learn more at

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Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rare form of skin cancer that typically occurs on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or beneath nail beds. Research led by investigators from the Lurie Cancer Center provides new insights that may aid progress in the prevention and targeted treatment of this complex type of melanoma.

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"The most important mantra for cancer survivors is “exercise, exercise, exercise,” says Timothy Pearman, PhD, director of Lurie Cancer Center's supportive oncology team at Northwestern Medicine. “Exercise helps with cancer-related fatigue, which affects approximately 90 percent of all cancer survivors. It helps improve sleep quality and can even help manage depression and anxiety. Even walking for just 30 minutes, five days a week helps strengthen your heart and bones, both of which can be affected by chemotherapy."

You’ve finished your treatment and you’re cancer-free. But as joyful as this moment may be, going from patient to survivor can be a major transition.“It’s important to give yourself time to adjust and find your ‘new normal,’” says Kathleen Ashton, a Cleveland Clinic psychologist who wo...

Connect with other cancer survivors, and discover local resources and organizations providing support. Check out the list topics and register to join us for Cancer Connections on Saturday, March 3!

This morning, Lurie Cancer Center’s Kate Harken had the honor of meeting Senator Dick Durbin - a tenacious advocate for medical research and enduring supporter of our efforts to #outsmartcancer.

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Our heartfelt thanks to The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation (HCRF), whose partnership and support accelerates our efforts to translate scientific discoveries into innovative cancer care. HCRF founder, Eleni Bousis, presented a check for $400,000 from their 2017 gala to benefit Lurie Cancer Center to Drs. Leonidas Platanias, William Gradishar and Hidayatullah Munshi.

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Thanks to everyone who supported the 9th Annual EISENOPOLY event last weekend. With your help, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation raised more than $200,000 to benefit groundbreaking gastrointestinal cancer research at the Lurie Cancer Center! Check out Candid Candace's story in the Chicago Tribune to read all about it.

Eisenopoly, a fundraiser to benefit The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, raised over $200,000 to support gastrointestinal cancer research and real estate education.

Lurie Cancer Center surgical oncologist, Ryan Merkow, MD, is using an innovative new technique, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), to deliver targeted therapy--and new possibilities--to our patients at Northwestern Medicine with advanced abdominal cancers.

Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital experimented with a new chemo treatment on a cancer patient who now seems to be cured.

Two teams led by Lurie Cancer Center investigators will each receive $1 million Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Awards to accelerate highly innovative research. The grants will support research by Drs. Maha Hussain, Jindan Yu, Joshua Meeks and Edward Schaeffer to advance precision medicine approaches to prostate cancer screening and treatment. Read more at…/prostate-cancer-foundation…

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A clinical trial led by Lurie Cancer Center's William Gradishar, MD, found that a combination of targeted therapies can improve outcomes for women with estrogen-sensitive and HER2-positive breast cancers, where chemotherapy is not an option,

Drug Regimen Boosts Outcomes for Some Breast Cancer Patients 0 By Anna Williams on Jan 19, 2018 William Gradishar, MD, interim chief of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine and director of the clinical network of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern Univer...