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The Latest News

CCIL welcomes new cohort of TiME trainees

CCIL welcomes new cohort of TiME trainees

Urbana, Ill. – The Cancer Center at Illinois is excited to announce the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate students selected for the 2021 Tissue Microenvironment (TiME) Training Program. Four Illinois students were selected for the TiME Program, focused...

Illinois virus expert refocuses on cancer research

Illinois virus expert refocuses on cancer research

Photo of Nicholas Wu. Urbana, Ill. – Nicholas Wu, assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently named an associate member of the Cancer Center at Illinois. Previously focusing on viruses such as influenza and COVID-19 in his research, Wu is eager to expand his...

AI in Cancer Research: Tumor Phylogenetics

AI in Cancer Research: Tumor Phylogenetics

Image of Mohammed El-Kebir. Urbana, Ill. – Artificial intelligence is often employed in the field of cancer genomics, where bits of DNA sequencing data must be identified and further analyzed with statistical, evolutional, and probabilistic models. “Off-the-shelf”...


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