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Program to address opioid prescribing for lung, head and neck cancer patients

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for prescribing opioids and managing opioid use disorders in cancer patients who receive care at UI Health, UIC’s clinical health enterprise. More than 70% of cancer patients use opiates following radiation treatment, said Lawrence Feldman, MD, [...]

By |2019-12-09T11:02:45-06:00December 9th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Program to address opioid prescribing for lung, head and neck cancer patients

Global transplant program welcomes international doctors to UIC

Dr. Peter Ogundeji (Ibadan, Nigeria), Dr. Eleftheria Hatzimichael (Ioannina, Greece), Dr. Damiano Rondelli (UIC), Dr. Arina Martynchyk (Kyiv, Ukraine), Dr. Abiola Bolarinwa and Amanda Rivera (UIC) A team of doctors from around the globe are in Chicago to attend the 2nd Global BMT training course and learn more about blood and marrow transplant [...]

By |2019-09-03T13:53:32-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Global transplant program welcomes international doctors to UIC

Dr. Irum Khan presented with grant from Leukemia Research Foundation

Irum Khan, MD Dr. Irum Khan, assistant professor of hematology/oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine was one of 12 scientists in the United States chosen to receive a grant from The Leukemia Research Foundation. Dr. Andrei Gartel, associate professor in the Department of Medicine's Division [...]

By |2019-09-03T11:32:24-05:00August 29th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Gastrenterology & Hepotology News, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Dr. Irum Khan presented with grant from Leukemia Research Foundation

Department of Medicine FY2018 Annual Report

Dear Colleagues, I am excited to present our inaugural Annual Report of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The report highlights accomplishments for the fiscal year 2018. Since arriving in the DOM, it has been my pleasure to welcome seven new division chiefs, all who are [...]

UIC’s global transplant program expands in Ukraine

UMANA’s Dr. Maria Hrycelak and Dr. George Hrycelak met with UIC’s Dr. Damiano Rondelli, Dr. Daniel Hryhorczuk and Dr. Patricia Finn on March 5 to deliver a donation to the Global BMT Training Program (Photo: UIC) The UIC Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Training Program funds travel and stay for physicians from [...]

By |2019-03-18T19:16:55-05:00March 18th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on UIC’s global transplant program expands in Ukraine

22 department of medicine providers named among the region’s top physicians

Twenty two department of medicine providers were named among the region's top physicians by Castle Connolly, the consumer healthcare guide. Seven of the recognized providers were featured in Chicago magazine's January 2019 "Top Doctors" list. More News

University of Illinois Hospital ranked “High Performing” in Nephrology and Cancer divisions for 2018-19 US News and World Report

2018-19 U.S. News and World Report ranking U.S. News and World Report, online news magazine have released the National 2018-19 Best Hospital rankings for the 29th Annual year running. The online news magazine best known for ranking all the Colleges, Universities, Hospitals nationally has compared more than 4,500 medical centers across 25 specialties, [...]

By |2019-06-24T10:15:06-05:00August 29th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News, DOM Nephrology News|Comments Off on University of Illinois Hospital ranked “High Performing” in Nephrology and Cancer divisions for 2018-19 US News and World Report

Lung cancer screening guidelines inadequate for high-risk minorities

Lawrence E. Feldman, MD Mary Pasquinelli, APN Data from a lung cancer screening program at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides evidence that national lung cancer screening guidelines, which were developed based on the National Lung Screening Trial, or NLST, in 2011 and recommend screening based on age and smoking [...]

By |2018-08-27T12:03:34-05:00August 27th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Lung cancer screening guidelines inadequate for high-risk minorities

Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) training program supports development of international bone marrow transplant programs

Training program participants and staff (from left): Dr. Ariel Amaru (San Andres University, La Paz, Bolivia); Dr. Kateryna Filonenko (National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine); Dr. Olowoselubaba Olowoselu (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria); Amanda Rivera, Global BMT program assistant, UIC hematology-oncology staff; Damiano Rondelli Global BMT initiative founder and director and chief of hematology/oncology; Dr. [...]

By |2018-08-17T12:31:22-05:00August 17th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) training program supports development of international bone marrow transplant programs