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“My breast cancer diagnosis opened my eyes to the fact that we could be doing more to treat cancer patients holistically. Therapists have a role to play in helping them get the rest of their lives back.” Sue Paul went on to launch a research project in 2015 focused on balance, funded by a Foundation grant. Still ongoing, the study explores where and why balance issues occur, as well as how and when to target treatment. “The Foundation is ahead of the curve in funding projects like this. They care about quality of life issues, and they’re willing to reach out and grab the expertise of others in our community.” Continue Reading

Sue Paul

When Calvin Pettitt found himself out of breath after climbing the stairs, he bought some workout clothes and shoes, and then started walking. The weight started dropping fast—too fast. It was kidney cancer. “My grandfather and my mom both died of cancer. I thought it was a death sentence.” With God, his extended family and the team at Illinois CancerCare by his side, Calvin proved it’s not. He had his kidney removed, joined a clinical trial and now feels good enough to start taking laps around the track once more. Continue Reading

Calvin Pettitt

News - Illinois CancerCare Foundation

January/February/March 2018 Patient Newsletter

Articles Inside:
Dr. Prager discusses research for triple negative breast cancer
Dr. Bajaj awarded the title Rock Doc
Dr. Liu recognized for efforts as lead investigator in cancer research
New APN Nita Raut joins the Bloomington Clinic
Golfin’ in the Wild 2017
CUREageous 2017

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Dr. Jane Liu Recognized for Efforts as Lead Investigator in Cancer Research

Dr. Jane Liu, Medical Oncologist at Illinois CancerCare, was recognized as the highest enrolling physician for all cancer prevention and symptom management trials available through the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The recognition was recently presented at the annual NCORP meeting in Bethesda, MD. NCORP is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported network that brings […]

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Theresa Tracy Trot Check Presentation – January 2017

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Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown Held at the Peoria Riverfront

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Theresa Tracy Trot Check Presentation – January 2016

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Morton BBQ Throwdown Check Presentation – October 2015

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Leather and Leis River Run on Saturday, July 11 (August Check Presentation)

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Morton BBQ Throwdown – July 24 and 25, 2015

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Swing for the Cure at Dozer Park – May 29, 2015

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Illinois CancerCare Recognized as One of Nations Top Enrollers in Clinical Research – May 20, 2015

The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Alliance) recently announced that central Illinois-based Illinois CancerCare, a member of the Heartland Cancer Research NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program), was ranked second in overall accrual of patients into clinical studies, just behind Washington University – Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. Heartland’s enrollment surpasses such […]

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