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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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August 21, 2023

Patient Spotlight: Emilee Dabbs

Emilee Dabbs answers questions about her cancer journey and experience as a patient of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Green genealogy tree for dna ancestors
August 21, 2023

Learning your family health history can reduce your cancer risk

Your family health history may seem like a gloomy topic to bring up with relatives, but gathering this information could help you lower your and your immediate family’s risk of developing or dying from diseases such as cancer.
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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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Office, conference and break areas cover around 4,000 square feet.
August 11, 2023

Cutting-edge cancer research lab opens operations at Pepper Place

Birmingham’s Pepper Place has a striking new addition to its teeming farmers’ market and noted food offerings — a multimillion-dollar cancer research laboratory. 
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Portrait of a senior woman knitting at home
August 9, 2023

Tight-Knit knitting group now open to all cancer patients at UAB Medicine

Tight-Knit is a new knitting group open to all patients of UAB Medicine Oncology. Starting July 31, it will meet every Monday from 3-5 p.m. in room 101 of the Wallace Tumor Institute.
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UAB Hospital Building
August 2, 2023

UAB Hospital remains the best hospital in Alabama, Birmingham metro, according to U.S. News & World Report

UAB Hospital was once again named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report, in its 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital also claims the No. 1 ranking as the best hospital in the Birmingham metro area.
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Birmingham skyline at sunset
August 1, 2023

$9.3 million grant will create Center for Cancer Control in Persistent Poverty Areas through the UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center and O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

As one of only five universities selected, UAB joins the NIH’s first major program to address how structural and institutional factors of persistent poverty relate to cancer.
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August 1, 2023

Sarcoma: Know the signs and symptoms

While it is considered a rarer cancer diagnosis, the American Cancer Society says that sarcoma still impacts over 13,400 individuals each year across the United States.
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The Kirklin Clinic, exterior
July 26, 2023

UAB HHT Clinic named Center of Excellence

The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Clinic at UAB Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence by the Cure HHT foundation. HHT is an uncommon but serious genetic disease that prevents blood vessels from developing properly.
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July 26, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Ridley Brown

Ridley Brown answers questions about her career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Happy art instructor helps female student with painting
July 24, 2023

UAB Arts in Medicine offers creative ways to cope with cancer

At the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, our Supportive Care Clinic connects patients with a wide range of programs to enhance their well-being during treatment and afterward, including UAB Medicine’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program.
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UAB Proton Therapy Center ProBeam Proton Therapy System, 2020
July 19, 2023

New cancer therapy being studied at UAB could one day offer complete radiation treatment in milliseconds

A full course of radiation therapy in milliseconds rather than weeks: That’s the promise of flash therapy.
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Caucasian female holding up a teal ribbon for Ovarian Cancer
July 14, 2023

One-of-a-kind Alabama ovarian cancer car tags raise nearly $1.7 million for ovarian cancer research at UAB

Alabama is one of three states currently offering an ovarian cancer car tag — and it is changing the future of ovarian cancer research. Since the tag’s inception, proceeds from each ovarian cancer car tag purchased have gone directly to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology to support ovarian cancer research.
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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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June 22, 2023

Psycho-Oncology Program supports mental health for UAB patients with cancer

Cancer can put a person’s health at risk, but it also poses challenges to physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being. In response, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB has integrated the UAB Supportive Care Psycho-Oncology Program into patient care, to promote a culture of caring for the emotional impact of cancer.
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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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African American female sitting in a white chair smiling, wearing a red t-shirt and showcasing a bandaid on her arm
June 15, 2023

UAB plays major role in launching statewide action plan to eliminate cervical cancer

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the American Cancer Society, recently launched Wipe Out Cervical Cancer ­— a statewide action plan to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem in Alabama.
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Lombardo family picture posing on the beach
June 1, 2023

Patient Spotlight: Emily Lombardo

Emily Lombardo answers questions about her cancer journey and experience as a patient of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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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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UAB Hospital
May 30, 2023

UAB Hospital earns Outstanding Patient Experience Award

UAB Hospital has received a 2023 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades, which recognizes hospitals that provide an overall positive patient experience during hospital stays. UAB Hospital was one of 445 U.S. hospitals recognized and one of only three in Alabama.
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CeMe Conversations event flyer
May 25, 2023

CeMe Conversations event scheduled for June 14, 2023

Join us Wednesday, June 14, at 6 p.m. for a conversation about the individual lived experiences of people who’ve faced cervical cancer with members of the cervical cancer community and UAB Medicine physicians, followed by a Q&A session. Advanced registration is required.
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Photo of Joseph Thompson in a blue sweatshirt and blue baseball cap
May 18, 2023

The Alabama angel: how one cancer patient is fulfilling wishes of others

Joseph Thompson was an average 22-year-old college graduate. He enjoyed hanging out with friends on the weekend, going to work, attending music concerts and watching every sport that was on his television screen. But on March 3, 2022, he received news that would change life as he knew it.
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