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Kallie McDonald
May 20, 2024

Infusion nurse uses mom’s cancer journey as motivation in her nursing career

While most 10-year-olds are focused on sports, school and socializing with friends, Kallie McDonald was by her mother’s side, holding her hand in support during a challenging health journey. While her mom was receiving treatments for ovarian cancer at UAB, she continuously praised her gynecologic oncology and infusion nurses, which inspired McDonald to pursue a career in nursing.  
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Karen Donour
May 3, 2024

Patient Spotlight: Karen Donour

Karen Donour answers why she chose the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB for her cancer journey and more in this Q&A.
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Man wearing a black t-shirt and breaking a cigarette in half with his hands
April 25, 2024

Kicking nicotine: how and why to quit smoking

For those looking to nick nicotine out of their lives, Megan Princewill, a tobacco treatment specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, shares the how and why you should quit smoking.
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Athletes running along a path for a race
April 18, 2024

Support brain cancer research during the 11th annual Blazer Bolt 5K and fun run

Join the fight against brain cancer by participating in the Blazer Bolt 5K or fun run on Saturday, May 18, at Railroad Park.
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Macy Reeves
April 17, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Macy Reeves, LMSW – Social Worker

Macy Reeves answers questions about her career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
April 4, 2024

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts “American Symphony: Become a lifesaver”

Join the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the National Marrow Donor Program for a free screening event of the 2023 documentary “American Symphony” on Sunday, April 28, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.   
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Dr. Qasim Hussaini, M.D.
April 4, 2024

New study shows association of historical housing discrimination and shortfalls in colon cancer treatment

A nationwide study of 196 cities shows that housing discrimination from 90 years ago still casts a historical shadow of inequities in colon cancer care today, S.M. Qasim Hussaini, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues at the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health report in the journal JCO Oncology Practice.
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Hand pressing down on a tablet screen with one finger; digital icons relating to breast cancer hovering above
April 2, 2024

Research uses machine learning to predict chemotherapy response in triple negative breast cancer patients

With a 60 percent chance that a tumor will not respond to chemotherapy, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Georgia State University and the University of Galway in Ireland sought to determine whether responses to the treatment could be predicted before a breast cancer patient’s first infusion.
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Woman with cancer enjoying nature with her son
March 29, 2024

Living beyond breast cancer: Next Steps Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic

UAB Medicine’s Next Steps Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic helps patients living beyond breast cancer through ongoing monitoring for long-term issues and watching for early signs of the cancer returning.
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March 27, 2024

Winning the game of life: Veteran credits clinical trials for saving his life

Albert Isaac has had many reasons to give thanks ever since he collapsed in his front yard while his wife was inside preparing New Year’s dinner. Primarily, he is thankful for the results he received after going through a clinical trial.
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Woman holding abdomen
March 12, 2024

What millennials and Generation Z need to know about colon cancer

With an estimated 53,000 deaths from colon cancer in 2024, one University of Alabama at Birmingham physician explains what people in their 20s and 30s need to know about risk factors and warning signs of the disease. 
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Drew Gunnells
February 29, 2024

Provider spotlight: colon and rectal surgeon Drew Gunnells, M.D.

Drew Gunnells, M.D., answers questions about his career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Illustration of medical professional giving a presentation
February 23, 2024

State of the Science Summit coming in May

Mark your calendars for this year's State of the Science Summit: Hematologic Malignancies coming to Birmingham on May 23, 2024.
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Colon on the Corner... with Coffee; Thursday, March 7, 7 to 9 a.m. at The Kirklin Clinic
February 21, 2024

Save the Date: Colon on the Corner

Mark your calendar for this year's Colon on the Corner event on Thursday, March 7, and check out additional event details.
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Woman with cancer cooking and smiling with her boyfriend at home
February 21, 2024

5 tips for getting more nutrition during cancer treatment

If you were recently diagnosed with cancer, you may want to do everything you can to develop and maintain healthy behaviors. Anna Abel, a UAB nutrition sciences graduate, shares her expertise for getting more nutrition during cancer treatment.
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Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH
February 15, 2024

Scarinci selected to lead national cervical cancer elimination workgroup

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., vice chair for Global and Rural Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was chosen to lead a workgroup charged with creating the United States cervical cancer elimination plan.  
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Two puzzle pieces coming together in collaboration
February 6, 2024

The Synergy of Collaborative Cancer Research

When members of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center investigate complex questions together, the new therapies, discoveries and patient care improvements that result become more than the sum of the parts
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Woman in white sweater and pants placing hands over lower abdomen
February 1, 2024

Gynecologic cancers: Early detection and understanding symptoms can save lives

According to the American Cancer Society, it was estimated that nearly 115,000 new cases of gynecologic cancers were diagnosed in American women in 2023. However, many women are unaware of their potential risk for developing a gynecologic cancer and the symptoms that indicate they may have cancer.
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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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Andrew McDonald, M.D.
January 31, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Andrew McDonald, M.D.

Andrew McDonald, M.D., answers questions about his career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Portrait of an Indian woman with cancer and her doctor
January 30, 2024

Oncology nurse navigators and social workers help simplify the cancer treatment journey

Patients choose the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB for advanced care but also for our unique approach to guiding patients through their cancer treatment journey.
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Race to Cure Sarcoma, Sarcoma Foundation of America
January 30, 2024

Race to Cure Sarcoma Birmingham set for March 23

Join us for the first Race to Cure Sarcoma Birmingham on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham. The Race to Cure Sarcoma is a leading run/walk event in the United States, and we are so excited to bring it to Birmingham.
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The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB Hospital
January 25, 2024

UAB earns Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospital” designation for eight areas

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received eight 2024 Women’s Choice Awards designations for women’s health practice areas. By appearing on the Best Hospitals list, these UAB Medicine clinical areas are considered to represent the top 10 percent of hospital practices across the country.
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Abstract artwork with yellow, black, white, green, pink, orange, and red
January 25, 2024

ArtBLINK Gala returns for 39th year to support cancer research

The advisory board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will host its 39th annual ArtBLINK Gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the UAB Kirklin Clinic.
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