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Scientist Zainab M. Shonibare
November 21, 2020

Scientists of Tomorrow: Zainab M. Shonibare

Three years after leaving her home country of Nigeria, UAB doctoral candidate Zainab M. Shonibare is now studying gynecologic cancers in the lab of O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist Mythreye Karthikeyan, Ph.D., in the hopes of bringing the results of her research to cancer patients and survivors across the world.
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Cancer meets coronavirus
November 21, 2020

Another New Normal

As the world adjusts to a new way of life in the shadow of a global pandemic, the higher risks faced by many cancer patients and survivors are now colliding with those associated with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
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The Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB
November 21, 2020

A Quarter-Century of Service, and Counting

The Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center celebrates its silver anniversary this year after 25 years of providing health advocacy and cancer education to communities across the state and the South as a whole.
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Two Doctors Performing Surgery
November 17, 2020

Surgery on man’s pituitary tumor ends debilitating migraines

After 18 months of excruciating migraines, Birmingham-area businessman Christopher Sheheane felt as though he was at the end of his rope. With the migraines came the inability to think clearly, to lead his company, and to be the father and husband he wanted to be.  
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Jessica Jones and Chelsea Andrews
November 11, 2020

Clinic Offers Chemotherapy Without Requiring Hospital Admission

In December 2020, the Division of Hematology and Oncology began offering High-Dose-Ara-C (HiDAC) through the UAB Extended Care Clinic, an outpatient chemotherapy service that eliminates the need for patients to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.
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George Wheelock
November 5, 2020

From the Archives: George Wheelock III

To celebrate 2021 ArtBLINK Gala Director's Circle honoree George Wheelock III and his almost 40 years on the Advisory Board, the O'Neal Cancer Center revisits this 2008 story about Wheelock from the archives with fresh eyes and annotated updates on Wheelock's life.
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Pancreas anatomy
UAB Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician and Interim Department Chair Danielle Powell, M.D., MSPH
July 2, 2020

UAB Cancer Rehab Program Helps Patients Overcome Complications

Rehabilitation therapy helps people recover from many medical conditions, such as stroke, heart attack, and injury. Rehab for patients with cancer is equally valuable, but it isn’t often used in the United States. The new Cancer Rehabilitation Program, developed by physicians in the UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, seeks to change that at UAB Medicine.
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Susan Williams at tennis
June 7, 2020

Celebrating cancer survivors: Advisory board member shares her experience with blood cancer

As an active member on the Advisory Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, Susan Bishop Williams advocates for the highest quality of care for cancer patients and their families. However, she says she never fully understood the challenges associated with cancer treatment until she received her own cancer diagnosis.
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O'neal Comprehensive Cancer Center 1988 fundraising
April 22, 2020

ArtBLINK Gala Goes Virtual for 2021-2022

In 2021, the Advisory Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center held its annual ArtBLINK Gala virtually for the first time. Now, with their second virtual ArtBLINK in the books, the board looks back on its history and the history of the gala.
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Artist at ArtBLINK Gala 2020
April 17, 2020

ArtBLINK Gala 2020

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 35th Annual ArtBLINK Gala raised $767,000 for the Cancer Center’s Fund for Excellence. The annual gala is the culmination of its advisory board’s yearly fundraising campaign and has served as one of the city’s premier social events for more than 30 years.
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Shannon E. Meier headshot
April 16, 2020

Scientists of Tomorrow: Shannon E. Meier

Shannon E. Meier, a doctoral candidate at UAB, gravitated toward cancer after testing out three different areas of research during her student rotations. In 2016, she decided to join the O’Neal Cancer Center in its mission to become a national leader in cancer research.
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Doctor with patient
April 15, 2020

Connecting the Dots

The relationship between cancer research and clinical care has never been more important, but the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UAB Health System are leveraging the best of both worlds by aligning their missions under the leadership of the Cancer Center through the Cancer Service Line.
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Barry Sleckman
April 13, 2020

Great Expectations

Young New Jersey state trooper Barry Sleckman never thought he would be trading in his basement repair shop for a lab. Now the new director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, Sleckman has since built his career on the pursuit of what he calls “great things.”
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Pat and Jean Sullivan
December 15, 2019

Coaching Cancer Patients Beyond Treatment

UAB will launch the Pat and Jean Sullivan Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Care Program in 2020 — the first effort of its kind in the country.
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The BCRFA Junior Board’s signature event, the Pink Up the Pace 5K, has raised more than $40,000 for BCRFA to invest in research in its first two years.
November 18, 2019

Thanks a Million

Dedicated community leaders helped the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama make a record donation to the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Bhatia Smita with a patient
November 15, 2019

What Happens After Cancer is Gone?

Cancer research has traditionally focused on killing the disease, but Bhatia is a pioneer in proposing the next question entirely: What happens to her patients once cancer is gone?
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Students at Vestavia participating in the Rebels Impact through Service and Engagement (RISE) program
November 15, 2019

Vestavia RISE

Vestavia teens raise more than $200K for specialized, young adult cancer care at UAB.
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GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer logo
November 15, 2019

Making Progress in the Fight Against Cancer

The Cancer Center is working in partnership with the GO2 Foundation with a $1.6 million grant they received from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to reach underserved Alabamians who are most at-risk for lung cancer.
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Noha Sharafeldin, MBBCh, Ph.D., a faculty member in UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship and the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and an associate scientist at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, professor and vice chair for Outcomes in the Department of Pediatrics
November 15, 2019

Battling the Fog

Noah Sharafeldin used UAB's supercomputer to identify biomarkers linked with "the fog," a cognitive impairment in patients who received a blood or marrow transplant. She's also testing a way to repair the damage: brain games.
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Ravi Bhatia, M.D., director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and interim director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center (left) and Victor M. Darley-Usmar, Ph.D., UAB Department of Pathology (right).
November 15, 2019

Exploring the New Scientific Frontier in Leukemia Research

Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia can be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. While these effective drugs lead to deep remission and prolonged survival, primitive leukemia stem cells resist elimination during the remission and persist as a major barrier to cure.
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Pituitary tumor, CT scan
August 20, 2019

Rare pituitary tumor no match for UAB sleuths

It took four months of detective work, but physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found the rare cause of a woman’s medical issues. UAB’s joint pituitary disorders clinic, featuring the unusual combination of endocrinology and neurosurgery, identified and removed a pituitary tumor from Debra Nelson that had gone undiagnosed for more than six years.  
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Partridge Family
April 17, 2019

Naming of the Barbara and Edward Partridge Atrium

Edward E. Partridge, M.D. and Barbara Partridge were honored honored by the Estes family for their exceptional contributions to the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Mayor Woodfin at the O'neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB
April 17, 2019

Mayor Woodfin visits the Cancer Center

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin saw first-hand how the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center advances its mission of cancer research and care during a tour of the center this fall.
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