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University of Minnesota Study Looks at Tobacco Use after Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosis

June 22, 2022
A new study out of the University of Minnesota looks at how posttreatment tobacco use in smokers with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) changes over time. Tobacco use is well established as a carcinogen in HNSCC, meaning that…
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Interim Title Dropped as Aaron Schilz, MPA, Named Masonic Cancer Center’s Executive Director

May 23, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS - May 23, 2022 - Aaron Schilz has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. He was previously named the Interim Executive Director in August of last year. He has been with…
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U of M begins Phase I of first-in-human clinical trial for advanced solid tumor cancers

May 19, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - May 19, 2022 - Physicians and scientists at the University of Minnesota have opened a new solid tumor cancer clinical trial and have treated their first patient with HCW9218, an injectable, bifunctional immunotherapeutic…
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Annual Cancer Research Symposium Returns to University of Minnesota

April 27, 2022
The Masonic Cancer Center’s Annual Research Symposium returns to the University of Minnesota after a two-year absence. Like many events that were affected during the global COVID-19 pandemic, this Annual Research Symposium showcasing the…
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Kay Yow Cancer Fund Awards $100,000 Grant To Dr. Deepali Sachdev of Masonic Cancer Center

March 30, 2022
Minneaplis, MN (March 30, 2022) — The Kay Yow Cancer Fund® has awarded a $100,000 cancer research grant to Dr.
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Dehm’s gene rearrangement research seeks to turn the tide on deadly prostate cancer

March 30, 2022
The renowned actor Sidney Poitier died of heart failure in January at age 94.  He lived for nearly three decades following treatment for prostate cancer at age 66.  Based on modeling estimates published a week after his death, nearly 270,…
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U of M study asks whether evolutionary success might explain some cancers

March 9, 2022
A recent study out of the Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine looks at whether humans and dogs, both susceptible to cancer, are outliving the capacity of their natural cancer protective…
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Dr. Emmanuel Antonarakis elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation

March 3, 2022
The ASCI is pleased to announce the election of 95 new members for 2022.
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Masonic Cancer Center announces fall internal grant awards

February 24, 2022
The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota recently announced the awarding of $600,000 in pilot grants through its Fall Internal Grant Program. Support for these grants is made available by the center through a variety of funding…
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Join us for the National Tribal Tobacco Conference in May

January 6, 2022
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