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A Closer Look

This fall, Anne Washburn and her sister Rachel ran a half marathon in memory of their mother Sharon, who died from pancreatic cancer 25 years ago. “I know 25 years is just a number, but it’s a time of reflection. I’m turning 46 and that’s as long as her life was. I think how thankful [...]

A Closer Look

Administrator Susan Mills manages the mountains of paperwork generated by VICC’s programs and grants.

A Closer Look

When Kate McReynolds, MSC, MSN, ANP-BC, teaches cancer genetics to nursing students, she uses the analogy of a library. A human cell’s nucleus is the physical building, filled with shelves we call chromosomes. On each shelf are hundreds of books called genes. Each book, or gene, contains a recipe for a protein, and together those [...]

SPOTLIGHT ON

Lori Stegner has spent most of her life entertaining audiences, starting with family and friends during her childhood.

SPOTLIGHT ON

Kim Brewer is off and running after two treatments for bladder cancer, which often recurs, making it the most expensive cancer to treat.

SPOTLIGHT ON

With her husband stationed overseas in Korea and an active 1-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter in tow, Erin Allmon decided she was way too busy to have any further complications in life. So when she went to be tested for a familial gene mutation that might cause pancreatic cancer, she was determined that there was [...]

STORIES OF SURVIVAL

M y cancer story is not unique, not special in any way. But telling my story is a form of therapy for me—a way to exorcise some of the less pleasant details of an unexpected journey and exalt some important things I learned along the way.


STORIES OF SURVIVAL

As a sports-crazy 14-year-old, Matt Bulow had his leg amputated below the knee. After Paralympics bronze medals and a world record in long jump, he is now helping others reach their mobility goals as a prosthetist.


STORIES OF SURVIVAL

The phrase “breast cancer” has been part of my lexicon for as far back as I can remember. As a young child, I heard the phrase when my mom told stories about my great-grandmother. I remember hearing that Mama Jacobs “nursed with only one breast.” I gleaned from the adults around me that “nursing with [...]


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Director’s Letter

A word from Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.

Director’s Letter

A word from Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.

Director’s Letter

A word from Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.

Director’s Letter

A word from Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.

Quick Takes

News from around the Cancer Center

Quick Takes

News from around the Cancer Center

Quick Takes

News from around the Cancer Center

Journal Watch

Highlights of recent publications.

Journal Watch

Highlights of recent publications.

Journal Watch

Highlights of recent publications.