State News
4:42 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

STAR Program helps cancer patients

Care for cancer patients is expanding, from a focus on the cancer itself, to the after-effects that patients experience due to cancer and its treatment. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Party for a Purpose Sunday August 31st

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is hosting the 4th annual Party for a Purpose on Sunday, August 31st.  

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5:01 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

UICOMP gets grant for pancreatic cancer research

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is using a two-year grant to boost research on pancreatic cancer. The school received the $50,000 grant from the William E. McElroy Charitable Foundation. This is the third grant the medical school has received from the group. The grant will fund ways to overcome the resistance some pancreatic cancers have to chemotherapy. The research is headed up by professor Christopher Gondi. He’s developed a new substance that can suppress the pancreatic cancer resistance to chemotherapy.

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3:17 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Renowned cancer researcher resigns from UICOMP

Dr. Jasti Rao

A renowned professor and researcher with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria has resigned his post. Doctor Jasti Rao resigned Monday morning due to health concerns. Doctor Rao headed the Cancer Research Center at U of I College of Medicine and was also a professor of cancer biology and neurosurgery.  The College of Medicine Dean,Doctor Sara Rusch, says she will fill Doctor Rao’s roles until a replacement is found.  Doctor Rao’s research efforts have led to a patented discovery of an anti-cancer treatment and more than $30 million in grant funding.

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