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July 17, 2024

BCRFA funds cancer-related research grant through O’Neal Invests for spring 2024 cycle

BCRFA funds cancer-related research grant through O’Neal Invests The UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce that the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) has generously funded […]
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July 15, 2024

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center announces recipients of cancer-related research grants through O’Neal Invests for spring 2024 cycle

The UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce its spring 2024 O’Neal Invests grant awards.
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June 24, 2024

O’Neal NextGen Award winner, Yogesh Kumar, Ph.D., speaks to thepotential benefits of machine-learning technology in cancer care

New technology presents new opportunities in patient care, something that Yogesh Kumar, Ph.D., knew well when he began researching the use of machine-learning software in cancer treatment. When he received this year’s Mary Ann Harvard NextGen Scholar Award for his work integrating artificial intelligence into radiotherapy, he knew he was on the right track.
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February 1, 2024

BCRFA funds cancer-related research grant through O’Neal Invests

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce that the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) has generously funded three Pre-R01 grants through the fall cycle of O’Neal Invests.
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January 25, 2024

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center announces recipients of cancer-related research grants through O’Neal Invests

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce its fall 2023 O’Neal Invests grant awards.
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December 20, 2023

UAB Breast Cancer Team presents at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

UAB’s Breast Cancer Team presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) December 5 through December 9, 2023.
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December 11, 2023

UAB cancer biology undergraduate student presents at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium

UAB cancer biology undergraduate student Emma Hendrix attended the ASCO Quality Care Symposium October 27, 2023, to present her research poster “Evaluating shared-decision making among women with metastatic breast cancer.” One detail made this opportunity uniquely special however: She presented her research with her grandfather, oncologist Patrick Daugherty, M.D., in attendance.
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November 17, 2023

Elizabeth E. Brown, Ph.D., MPH, Appointed as Associate Director for Population Science for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

Elizabeth E. Brown, Ph.D., MPH, will be the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Population Science beginning January 1, 2024. Brown is the Endowed Professor of Cancer Pathobiology in the Department of Pathology at the Heersink School of Medicine, immediate past chair of the International Lymphoma and Epidemiology Consortium and co-leader of the O’Neal Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program.
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November 3, 2023

Highlights from October cancer fundraising events

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center wants to thank everyone for their support and participation during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From Witches Rides to 5K runs, below are some photos highlighting events from around the greater Birmingham area.
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October 20, 2023

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts 23rd annual Research Retreat at Regions Field

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB hosted its 23rd annual Research Retreat Friday, October 13, at Regions Field. More than 350 attendees joined the day-long event.
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Devika Das, M.D.
October 2, 2023

Das leads team at Birmingham VA to increase lung cancer screening among veterans

Thanks to the efforts of Devika Das, M.D., and her team, lung cancer screening among veterans in Birmingham rose to 18.5 percent, well above the national six percent average. An expansion of an existing screening program used by the Department of Veterans Affairs, her program began as a pilot in late 2021 before beginning a full year of testing in 2022. The results were impressive; despite being new to the other participating cities in the same Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN), including Charleston and Atlanta, Birmingham’s results quickly surpassed them.
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September 28, 2023

Get Involved: October Cancer Fundraising Events

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which inspires a variety of educational and fundraising events. From foot races to cookouts—all benefitting cancer research—there’s something for everyone.
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August 24, 2023

Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of O’Neal Community Builders

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of Community Builders. This group of individuals will serve as ambassadors for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion principles in all aspects of cancer workforce development.
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August 23, 2023

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center announces recipients of cancer-related research grants through O’Neal Invests

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce its latest O’Neal Invests grant awards. O’Neal Invests funds UAB investigators initiating new cancer-related projects to do key preliminary work to enable competitive extramural applications. Applications for the seventh grant cycle were submitted in Spring 2023.
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August 23, 2023

Mike Slive Foundation funds cancer-related research grant through O’Neal Invests

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce that the Mike Slive Foundation has generously funded a Pre-R01 grant through the spring cycle of O’Neal Invests.
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August 23, 2023

BCRFA funds cancer-related research grant through O’Neal Invests

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce that the Breast Cancer Resesarch Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) has generously funded a Pre-R01 grant through the spring cycle of O’Neal Invests.
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Honorees at the 2023 O'Neal Iron Strong Awards
August 18, 2023

2023 O’Neal Iron Strong Awards

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB hosted its inaugural O’Neal Iron Strong Awards July 28, 2023, in the Barbara and Edward Partridge Atrium at Wallace Tumor Institute. The ceremony celebrated nine cancer survivors who benefitted from clinical trials and helped advance the knowledge on cancer care.
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Researcher works in lab
June 29, 2023

American Society of Clinical Oncology Report

UAB was well represented at one of the signature oncology conferences this year, ASCO, held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 31–June 4.
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Markus Bredel, M.D. (Professor, Radiation Oncology)
June 21, 2023

Bredel findings address understanding of diffuse gliomas

Markus Bredel, M.D., Ph.D., is lead author on “Haploinsufficiency of NFKBIA reshapes the epigenome antipodal to the IDH mutation and imparts disease fate in diffuse gliomas” in Cell Reports Medicine (2023). This groundbreaking discovery not only marks a significant milestone in our understanding of diffuse gliomas but also paves the way for improved predictions of disease outcomes and the development of targeted treatment approaches.
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O'Neal 2022 by the numbers Infographic
June 15, 2023

By the Numbers: 2022 Year in Review

In 2022, the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB celebrated its 50th anniversary, highlighting five decades of cancer research and care for patients in Alabama. During the State of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center address, Director Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D., emphasized the Cancer Center's continuous growth and the people and initiatives shaping the future of cancer research and care. To learn more, read our 2022 Year in Review.
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In Dallas County (left to right): Shannon Weber, breast cancer survivor Dorothy Hardy, Claudia Hardy, Dale Bell, Kim Hannon, Silvia Gisiger Camata and Tara Bowman.
May 31, 2023

COE hosts windshield tour of underserved communities for Gilead program official

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement recently hosted a windshield tour of several rural underserved communities in the Alabama Black Belt as part of an 18-month program called A Family Affair, which supports rural African American breast cancer survivors and their female family members.
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Francine Walton, MPH, and her mother, Marcia Walton, on a trip to Maine in the fall
May 10, 2023

Mother & Daughter: How cancer shaped the career path of the Office for Community Outreach & Engagement’s Program Director Francine Walton, MPH

Francine Walton is a program director in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach & Engagement. In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked Walton to share how her mother has shaped her perspective on the cancer journey, including the importance of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.
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O'Neal NextGen Scholars 2023
May 5, 2023

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center announces 2023 NextGen Scholars

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce the 2023 class of NextGen Scholars, including two predoctoral awardees and one postdoctoral awardee. The O’Neal NextGen Scholars Awards support the training of future scientific leaders in cancer research.
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Timiya S. Nolan, Ph.D., APRN-CNP, ANP-BC
April 20, 2023

Nolan named new Associate Director for Community Outreach & Engagement

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is pleased to announce that Timiya S. Nolan, Ph.D., APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, has been named Associate Director for Community Outreach & Engagement effective July 1, 2023. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, which fosters transdisciplinary cancer research along with bi-directional communication and collaboration with communities statewide.
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