UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Winter 2018 2018 Volume XXXIII Number 3 - Page 2

contents 2018 • VOLUME XXXIII • NUMBER 3 10 2 HE’S HERE & HAS BIG PLANS DR. MICHAEL J. BIRRER, M.D., PH.D. CLINICAL UPDATE.................... 12 HyperArc High-Definition Radiotherapy III U A B RESEARCH UPDATE.................. 15 How UAB scientists helped usher in a new era of precision medicine NURSE PROFILE......................... 20 Traci McArdle, R.N., B.S.N. C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R MIKE SLIVE FOUNDATION FOR PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH................................... 22 LUCY AND RUBY’S BRAINY DAY............................... 23 LEON EDWARDS DONATION ............................... 23 2017 ARTBLINK........................... 24 SURVIVOR PROFILE................... 10 Mike Raita MEET LIZ BIRRER......................... 9 RESEARCH BRIEFS.....................26 NEWS AND EVENTS................28 INSIDE VIEW................................ 32 Employee of the Year: Pam Alverson C E N T E R 24 GIVING TO THE CENTER There are a variety of ways to give to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law and may be designated for the cancer or research area of your choice. Every dollar stays here in Birmingham and is directly applied to cancer research and treatment. Donations may be made by visiting the Cancer Center’s website, uab.edu/cancer, or by calling the Office of Development and Community Relations at (205) 934-1603.