Dodd to delve deeply into MPNST metastasis

Rebecca Dodd, PhD, assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded a four-year, $792,000 American Cancer Society Research Scholar grant. Dodd will examine events driving the metastasis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), a group of aggressive sarcomas. Connective tissue sarcomas account for 15% of all pediatric cancers. However, […]

Phadke leads pilot study into “chemo brain”

Sneha Phadke, DO, assistant clinical professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation and a breast medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), is investigating the cognitive deficits that occur following chemotherapy, which has often been called “chemo brain.” Last month, Phadke and associate research scientist Kanchna Ramchandran, MS, PhD, were awarded […]

Updates in Hematology Conference, 2/2/19

One of the greatest strengths of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the University of Iowa is its ability to tap experts from a variety of disciplines to collaborate in new ways. At the tail end of the inaugural Updates in Hematology CME conference, some of those innovative collaborations were featured. Melissa Bates, PhD, […]

HOBMT Leadership Change

I am pleased to announce that we have implemented a new leadership structure for the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation (HOBMT). The missions of the division have been divided operationally into a Section of Oncology led by Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, and a Section of Hematology led by Steven Lentz, MD, PhD. […]

Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellows’ Graduation Dinner, 2017

The Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation hosted its graduation dinner for its fellows last week at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville. The three departing fellows were, in the words of Dr. Usha Perepu, Associate Director of the program, perfectly balanced, each one providing strengths to complement the others. Where one excelled […]

Real-Time Research and Real Results

I’m pleased to announce that our clinical and research missions will intersect in a new venture. The University of Iowa has been invited to be a clinical site for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative (PTC) by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, as part of an effort to fund practical studies in a search for […]