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September 2017

University of Michigan launches integrative oncology scholars program

Sept. 29, 2017:

Applications are now open for a nationwide integrative oncology training program. The Integrative Oncology (IO) Scholars program brings together oncology professors from the Big Ten and beyond, in a free year-long course. Designed for the full spectrum of oncology care professionals, the program equips oncologists, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and psychologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and evidence-based integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care. The course is funded by the National Cancer Institute and developed by researchers and clinicians at the University of Michigan Medical School. Read More

Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium opens endometrial cancer clinical trial

Sept. 25, 2017:

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) announces the opening of a clinical trial for patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer.

The study, known as BTCRC-GYN15-013, involves pembrolizumab, one of a new class of drugs called PD-1 inhibitors, given in combination with routine care using paclitaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy. [Pictured: Study sponsor-investigator Daniela Matei, MD of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.]

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago is currently enrolling subjects in this study. Additional member sites within the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium will open the trial in the coming months. Read More

Across the Consortium – September 2017

Sept. 20, 2017:

Each month, the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium highlights advances in research and treatment led by our member institutions. Following are recent developments from Across the Consortium:

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University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Indiana University

Indiana University

University of Iowa

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Michigan State

Michigan State

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Penn State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Purdue University

Rutgers State University

Rutgers State University

University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

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