CCIL Hosts Undergraduate Research Symposium

CCIL Hosts Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) provided an opportunity for students to share their research during its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Beckman Institute. Students in CCIL programs or working in CCIL member labs presented posters on topics...
How SNPs can be used to detect disease pathways

How SNPs can be used to detect disease pathways

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a new computational tool that can identify pathways related to diseases, including breast and prostate cancer, using single-nucleotide polymorphisms. SNPs, which refer to mutations in a person’s...
CCIL Student Fighting and Researching Cancer

CCIL Student Fighting and Researching Cancer

Catherine Applegate, PhD candidate in Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN), researches the effects of diet and obesity on prostate cancer. During the last year of her degree, Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer – but she was determined not to let the disease...
CCIL Member Develops Single-Molecule Flow Technique

CCIL Member Develops Single-Molecule Flow Technique

Story originally from Bioengineering. Andrew Smith, associate professor of Bioengineering, is leading a team at Illinois collaborating with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. The study tags and identifies individual molecules as they pass through a flow cytometer using...