Are childhood cancers different? Understanding the immune response to tumors in pediatric neuroblastoma

UChicago Medicine physician-scientists aimed to find out how the immune systems of children with a type of cancer called neuroblastoma respond to tumors. The answer to this question could help guide the treatment of pediatric patients.

UChicago Medicine’s community benefit investment totals $567.1 million in fiscal 2020

The UChicago Medicine health system provided $567.1 million in community benefits and services to the South Side, and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial provided $89.5 million to Harvey and nearby areas.

$10 million grant from AbbVie Foundation to support UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

A $10 million grant from the AbbVie Foundation will support scientific and educational activities at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center under the leadership of a newly appointed Cancer Center Director Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD.

Adekunle Odunsi named new director of University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Adekunle “Kunle” Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, an expert in immunotherapy and vaccine therapy for cancer, has been appointed director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. He comes to Chicago from Buffalo, New York, where he served as deputy director at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UChicago Medicine receives recognition for resuscitation and stroke care

The American Heart Association has recognized Comer Children’s Hospital with its top honor for resuscitation care of newborns and children, and University of Chicago Medicine with its top honor for stroke care. The awards reflect commitment to high-quality, advanced care for children and adults.

UChicago Medicine, in partnership with Solis Mammography, opens two new breast health centers

Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast health and diagnostic services, is expanding access to 3D mammography and diagnostic breast health procedures through a partnership with University of Chicago Medicine.

[email protected] experts can discuss #Tocilizumab research; Drug may reduce need for ventilators in #COVID19 pneumonia

Roche made news today as research showed its drug (tocilizumab) reduced patients’ need for ventilators for those with COVID-19-associated pneumonia. A University of Chicago Medicine team has done separate, independent research on tocilizumab and found similar results in their own phase II trial.…

UChicago bioinformatics team to create data infrastructure for global pediatric cancer initiative

The University of Chicago Pediatric Cancer Data Commons and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are working together to bring precision medicine to children and young adults with acute leukemia.

UChicago Medicine joins BOOST-3 national trial to investigate treatments for traumatic brain injuries

As part of nationwide study to improve trauma care for severe brain injuries, researchers at UChicago Medicine are working to engage South Side residents and ensure representation among underrepresented communities.

$500,000 gift supports worldwide effort to harness pediatric cancer data to advance treatment for children

Family looks to the ‘bright side’ by creating a charity to support pediatric cancer research and providing UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital with $500,000 gift.

UChicago Medicine selected as Chicago’s only official NIH network site researching stroke and dementia

About 30% of stroke patients develop dementia, yet researchers understand very little about why. UChicago Medicine joins a NIH-led national network of institutions working to better understand the risk factors that lead to vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID), early stroke recovery and approaches to prevention.

Chicago Cubs player Jason Heyward supports COVID-19 response for UChicago Medicine healthcare workers and South Side community

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is donating $100,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to help alleviate hardships experienced by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand contact tracing efforts on Chicago’s South Side.

Thomas Jackiewicz Appointed President of University of Chicago Medical Center, COO of UChicago Medicine health system

Thomas E. Jackiewicz, a leader with extensive experience in top academic health systems and medical schools, has been appointed the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and chief operating officer of the UChicago Medicine health system, succeeding Sharon O’Keefe, who earlier announced her plans to retire in July 2020.

Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma

Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Families and Communities Impacted by Trauma. The two health systems launched Southland RISE in 2019 to strengthen and integrate violence recovery and trauma care services throughout the South Side and across the south suburbs.

Pediatric sedation program helps ease patients’ anxiety – and improve hospital workflow

Pediatric sedation service at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital provides a critical bridge for children undergoing medical procedures. It’s one of only nine programs in the United States to be designated a Center of Excellence by the Society of Pediatric Sedation.

Preventing blood clots, varicose veins and more: Tips for healthy arteries and veins

Arteries transport nourishing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout tissues while veins carry the deoxygenated, waste-filled blood back to the heart, where the process begins anew. Dr. Chelsea Dorsey, a University of Chicago Medicine vascular surgeon, explains what to know about these critically important vessels and how to support their longevity.