UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine - Spring 2016 - Page 2

UAB COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER COVER STORY contents Director Edward E. Partridge, M.D. 2016 • VOLUME XXXII • NUMBER 1 Associate Directors Etty Benveniste, Ph.D. Smita Bhatia, M.D, M.P.H. Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D. Harry Erba, M.D., Ph.D. Martin Heslin, M.D. Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., M.P.H. Richard Whitley, M.D. 6 2 CLINICAL UPDATE.............. 10 RESEARCH UPDATE..............12 BCRFA PRESENTS RECORD-BREAKING DONATION...............................23 CENTER PROFILE...................15 Mansoor Saleh, M.D. CLINICAL UPDATE................18 UAB Encourages Colorectal Cancer Screening TO THE CENTER There are a variety of ways to give to the donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law and may be designated for the cancer or research area of your choice. Every dollar RESEARCH BRIEFS................ 24 stays here in Birmingham and is directly applied to cancer research and treatment. NEWS AND EVENTS............26 INSIDE VIEW.......................... 28 The Artists of ArtBLINK Donations may be made by visiting the Cancer Center’s Web site, uab.edu/cancer, or by calling the Office of Development and Community Relations at (205) 934-1603. scientist Mansoor Saleh, M.D., is clinical trials at UAB, including those extremely proud of the work being done by Dr. Saleh and his team, and our ability to house these innovative trials in one unit will have a tremendous impact on our research and patient care enterprise. This issue also highlights various donation from our friends at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, home and even abroad. We are taking which will help our breast cancer the lead on a program encouraging program continue to grow as a national all eligible UAB employees to receive leader in the research and treatment of colorectal cancer screenings by 2018. that disease. We also recently joined the nation’s other leading cancer centers to endorse eliminate cancer as a major public health the HPV vaccine, which has a national problem. I firmly believe this will happen impact on cervical cancer rates. This in the first half of this century, and it issue also features a story on our work will happen with the support of people in Chile, which is a great example of our like you. We are all in this fight together, globalization efforts in cancer research. and I thank you for supporting your UAB Medical Advisor Edward E. Partridge, M.D. Comprehensive Cancer Center. Project Manager Josh Till, APR back to the Cancer Center. Our annual Director of Education and Supp 'FfR6W'f6W0FW&VVWW"2ࠤtdp&w&VB'66W"6VFW"6V FFfW2FR66W"6VFW"2W&R@F&V7F"b6V6F0&VVF6T"6&VV6fR66W"6VFW"T"&W6V&6W"VG0fFfRv&6PT4DU0dTEU$U0VF'6VVBbbf66Ptdr$4W7667&0#b%D$Ĕt#6Ɩ6G&2VBF2fFfP66FW&VBF&Rf'7B֖ևVvR&PVFF"6V6F2BV&Ɩ6F06F vW"6'&FRFWfVVBB7V6WfVG06Wf7FW 6V"F&V7F"bFWfVVBB6VG&VF06&2F64e$PT"4$TT4dR44U"4TDU"tP5U%dd"$dR`FWFBT.( 2Wr6R6V"Gf6'0&'&BBदW2&W"BआW&&W'B6VBfVBBࠤFWfVVB6&FF 6W'FW&7G&p#66W"6VFW"vRvRFRࠦFVF6FVBF6GV7Fr6Rdd4RbDUdTTB@4TE$TD0PD255TRbT"6&VV6fPF&V7F"VW&GW2BGf6"FFRF&V7F &W'Bb'VvƖBࠤ766FRF&V7F"f"F֖7G&F֖6V&W'G&B"ࠤE%Tr4T@Ww2g&FRF&V7F FWWGF&V7F &f&FBࠤVFF 6F 2v2vR7FƖvBF6PFfGV2B&v旦F2vfpw&FW'0GW"w&VW &VVF66F 'D$ĔvVBfV''V'v0'BF&V7F W&6wVVࠧ&V֖W"gVG&6rWfVG2vR66VFF 6F Fw&W'0斲GW7F76W7FWfRv@&FpW&6&Fr6&GV6VB'FRff6RbFWfVVB@6VG&VF2ࠤW"f6BFR66W"6VFW"2FFW"G&VVFW27V66W72B0G'Vǒ&V6RRb&&֖v( 0&V6VFǒ&V6VfVB&V6&B'&Vpf"g&VR7V'67&FFT"6&VV6fP66W"6VFW"V6R6#R3B3# 6VBRvFW"RBFG&W72FFV"VGRࠤVGv&B'G&FvRBF&V7F"BWfƖ"7V6W 6"6w