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Pancreatic Cancer x-ray
November 13, 2023

Know the symptoms: Pancreatic cancer

This year, the American Cancer Society predicts approximately 1,000 Alabama residents will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. With a trending increase in cases for patients under the age of 55, an expert from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is sharing common signs and symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer to help people reduce risk and identify key indicators.
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Female nurse attending to an African American female patient
November 13, 2023

UAB works to improve immunotherapy in treating gynecologic cancers

Immunotherapy is a common type of treatment that uses the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer and other diseases. Gynecologic cancers are treated in different ways, but immunotherapy is becoming more common in treating cervical cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and other cancers that start in women’s reproductive organs.
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The UAB Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center (top) and the Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road (bottom) will obtain their ASTRO-APEx accreditation until September 2027.
November 8, 2023

UAB Department of Radiation Oncology achieves accreditation for radiation oncology services

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Radiation Oncology successfully attained accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence® for the Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center and The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road.
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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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headshot of Claudia Hardy
November 2, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Claudia Hardy

Claudia Hardy answers questions about her career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Amy Linville in a medical facility with two nurses
November 1, 2023

Pancreatic cancer survivor shares emotional treatment journey

Amy Linville, 43 – a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn. – had several difficulties on her way to being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Learn more about her story as she shares her emotional treatment journey.
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Quitting smoking - male hand crushing cigarette
October 31, 2023

Tobacco Cessation Program helps patients quit, for better results from cancer treatment

Most people know that quitting tobacco can improve their lives, but the stress of cancer can make that even more difficult. For those who may not realize the benefits of quitting after a cancer diagnosis, the Tobacco Cessation Program at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB offers a clear, research-based path for kicking the habit.
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Breast cancer patient receiving comfort from a loved one
October 27, 2023

Best practices for caregivers and support partners of breast cancer patients

The emotional and physical toll breast cancer has on a patient can be astronomical, but the impact on those loving and caring for patients can also be large. One University of Alabama at Birmingham expert provides recommendations for friends and family of those living with the pink ribbon.
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Collage of portraits of smiling diverse women
October 20, 2023

UAB launches WISDOM study and seeks participants in breast cancer screening study

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is recruiting women in Alabama to join the WISDOM study, or Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of risk, which is an innovative national research study designed to test a personalized approach to breast cancer screening and prevention.
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Adult female conducting a breast self-exam
October 20, 2023

How to complete a proper breast self-exam

In spring 2023, the United States Preventive Services Task Force announced a new draft recommendation saying that all women should get a mammogram every other year starting at 40 years of age. Before a woman begins to receive mammograms, she can stay aware of breast cancer by completing self-exams.
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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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Kelly Klehm and husband with freshly cut mohawk
October 2, 2023

Patient saw breast cancer treatment as taking charge of her future

Kelly Klehm learned that early diagnosis can empower you to take charge of your health. As a younger-than-average patient with breast cancer, she faced each breast cancer treatment milestone at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB during a one-year period while also managing motherhood, work, and wellness.
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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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Smiling mid adult Asian woman smiles while talking with oncologist. The patient is wearing a pink shirt with a breast cancer awareness ribbon.
October 2, 2023

Next Steps Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic provides post-treatment care

There are over 4 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, more than with any other type of cancer. Patients undergoing treatment usually have frequent appointments with their oncologist and other members of the care team, but they may not see them often once treatment is complete – despite the benefits of long-term follow-up care.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Facts Infographic
October 2, 2023

Learn the facts about Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is highly treatable, especially in early stages, but it remains a leading cause of cancer death. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to breast cancer.
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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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Female doctor listening to male patient's heartbeat with a stethoscope
September 22, 2023

Prostate cancer: what you need to know

It is estimated that nearly 288,300 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2023. Second only to skin cancers, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in American men.
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female wearing grey t-shirt holding abdomen
September 22, 2023

Five silent symptoms of ovarian cancer

As with other cancers, the earlier the diagnosis of ovarian cancer is given, the greater the chance can be for a good outcome. However, as one University of Alabama at Birmingham doctor explains, an early diagnosis can be hard to achieve as most women have few if any symptoms.
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Group photo of the UAB Lymphoma Team
September 19, 2023

UAB Lymphoma Program provides compassionate, cutting-edge care

Find out about the UAB Lymphoma Program at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, which provides compassionate, cutting-edge care for patients diagnosed with common and rare forms of lymphoma.
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UAB Lung Cancer Update 2023 event information
September 6, 2023

Lung Cancer Update 2023

UAB Medicine and the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB invite all health care professionals involved in caring for patients with lung cancer to attend this inaugural, CME-accredited event.
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August 29, 2023

Gynecologic Cancers: What you need to know

Nearly 115,000 new cases of gynecologic cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2023. Learn about the signs and symptoms, along with some tips for prevention and early detection.
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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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