New penile cancer therapy by Lu Lab

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Penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) although rare in the US, contributes to a larger proportion of cancers in countries with developing economies.  A major barrier has been the lack of a good animal model to better understand and develop treatments for the disease.  In a paper published in Nature Communications https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15980-9.pdf

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Megan K. Crowley Award for Patient Advocacy | John M. and Mary Jo Boler Rare Disease Research Award

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Congrats to Megan K. Crowley! Megan received the Megan K. Crowley Award for Patient Advocacy, whose recipient Megan Crowley, ND ’19 is a tireless patient advocate and President of the Notre Dame Chapter of Make a Wish Foundation that aims to grant a wish of every child diagnosed with a life threatening condition. CRND is honored Megan came to study at Notre Dame.…

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Neurofibromatosis Education, Patient Support, and Awareness Seminar September 23 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This FREE seminar in Notre Dame, Indiana provides an opportunity to raise awareness about Neurofibromatosis and share resources, experiences, & expertise to support patient/families in our community…making sure No One Fights Alone!

Speakers include:

  • Neurofibromatosis Midwest Executive Director, Diana Haberkamp

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Hotels for Midwest Neglected Infectious Diseases Meeting (MNID) 2017

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All rooms are available to start booking today.

Please mention MNID Conference at the University of Notre Dame.

 

Waterford Estates Lodge

52890 SR 933 N 

South Bend, IN 46637

(574) 272-5220

$75 a room 

Block will expire on August 21st, 2017 

 

Microtel 

222 S. Dixie Way 

South Bend, IN 46637

(574) 273-4300

$84 a room 

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Xin Lu wins 2017 Indiana CTSI Young Investigator Award

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Dr. Xin Lu, the John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, in the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, has been awarded a Young Investigator Award from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).

"His work investigates ways to develop cures for rare cancers that are very poorly understood and extremely difficult to treat," said Kasturi Haldar, Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland C.S.C. professor of biological sciences and James Parsons and Carrie Quinn director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases. "He is a leading expert in developing mouse models that can mimic rare cancers caused by human mutations, in which to test new therapies."…

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