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Brain Tumor Symposium, Walk Ahead 5K Set for Oct. 22-23

Brain Tumor Symposium, Walk Ahead 5K Set for Oct. 22-23

CINCINNATI — For those impacted by brain tumors—patients, survivors, family members and those who harbor loss and cherished memories—the weekend of Oct. 22-23 is among the most meaningful of the year. It marks the Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference and Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure. Patient Education Event The conference, presented by the…
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UC Awarded $4 Million to Look at Longer Treatment Window for Stroke

UC Awarded $4 Million to Look at Longer Treatment Window for Stroke

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu Since 2014, the University of Cincinnati has been home to StrokeNet, the national coordinating center for all stroke trials within the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) network, which funds clinical trials and research studies to advance acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention and recovery and rehabilitation following…
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Sasaki Awarded R21 Grant to Study Targeted Treatments for Brain Cancer

Sasaki Awarded R21 Grant to Study Targeted Treatments for Brain Cancer

Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology within the UC College of Medicine and a member of both the UC Cancer and Gardner Neuroscience Institutes, has been awarded $448,208 from the National Institutes of Health to study a targeted and safe treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the…
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Cincinnati Children’s / UC Health Proton Therapy Center Open for Cancer Care

Cincinnati Children’s / UC Health Proton Therapy Center Open for Cancer Care

Contact:  Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health are bringing the most advanced cancer care for pediatric and adult patients to the Greater Cincinnati area with the region’s first Proton Therapy Center. This facility, located on the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus, is the only one of its kind in…
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UC-Led Research Reaps Phase I Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

UC-Led Research Reaps Phase I Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu After decades of laboratory research and promising findings, the discoveries of Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Cancer Center researcher and Bexion’s scientific co-founder, are being translated to clinical trials in humans, possibly helping thousands living with cancer. On, July 18 Bexion Pharmaceuticals…
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Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Study Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Study Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Prevention is the only medicine for traumatic brain injury, or TBI. But researchers in the University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Neurosurgery are working hard to find a way to stop the wave of secondary injury that follows an initial blow to the head. A new $4.7 million grant…
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Martin Elected President of the National Headache Foundation

Martin Elected President of the National Headache Foundation

Contact: Cedric Ricks (513) 558-4657 cedric.ricks@uc.edu Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, has been elected president of the National Headache Foundation (NHF). Martin has been on NHF’s board of directors for the past…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI –The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological and psychiatric conditions, becomes the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, effective today. The new name honors the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation for its tremendous financial support of…
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New Teen Study for Non-Drug Alternative to Treatment-Resistant Depression

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu A trial at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is looking at how to treat depression for adolescents age 12 to 21 who have not responded to traditional antidepressant treatment. The study uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for adults with…
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UC Medical Center Again Named Top Hospital for Stroke Care

UC Medical Center Again Named Top Hospital for Stroke Care

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu For the third year, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according…
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