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At 75, Roger Nuhn of Glasford is a relative newlywed. When he and Bonnie married five years ago, he joined a close-knit family that all rallied around him when he started treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the winter of 2014. Presented with the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial, Roger decided, “What have I got to lose?” The answer: Nothing. He’s not only responding well to treatment—which he’s not sure he could have afforded on his own—but he’s also recovered the energy to do the things he loves. “I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without this treatment. Now, I feel like doing stuff again.” Continue Reading

Roger Nuhn

When Calvin Pettitt found himself out of breath after climbing the stairs, he bought some workout clothes and shoes, and then started walking. The weight started dropping fast—too fast. It was kidney cancer. “My grandfather and my mom both died of cancer. I thought it was a death sentence.” With God, his extended family and the team at Illinois CancerCare by his side, Calvin proved it’s not. He had his kidney removed, joined a clinical trial and now feels good enough to start taking laps around the track once more. Continue Reading

Calvin Pettitt

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Dr. Jane Liu Recognized for Efforts as Lead Investigator in Cancer Research

Dr. Jane Liu, Medical Oncologist at Illinois CancerCare, was recognized as the highest enrolling physician for all cancer prevention and symptom management trials available through the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The recognition was recently presented at the annual NCORP meeting in Bethesda, MD. NCORP is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported network that brings […]

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Theresa Tracy Trot Check Presentation – January 2017

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Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown Held at the Peoria Riverfront

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Theresa Tracy Trot Check Presentation – January 2016

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Morton BBQ Throwdown Check Presentation – October 2015

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Leather and Leis River Run on Saturday, July 11 (August Check Presentation)

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Morton BBQ Throwdown – July 24 and 25, 2015

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Swing for the Cure at Dozer Park – May 29, 2015

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Illinois CancerCare Recognized as One of Nations Top Enrollers in Clinical Research – May 20, 2015

The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Alliance) recently announced that central Illinois-based Illinois CancerCare, a member of the Heartland Cancer Research NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program), was ranked second in overall accrual of patients into clinical studies, just behind Washington University – Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. Heartland’s enrollment surpasses such […]

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Spring Advancing a Cure Lecture – May 13, 2015

The Illinois CancerCare Foundation hosted the Spring 2015 Advancing a Cure Lecture: Successful Screening and Treatment of Lung Cancer on Wednesday, May 13. The five speakers each shared their field of expertise in diagnosing or treating lung cancer patients. Look for an announcement of a Fall 2015 Lecture!  

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