BrUOG IN THE NEWS

    BrUOG IN THE NEWS:

    The Brown SAAC group TUGS FOR A CURE

    The athletic teams at Brown got together and held a fundraiser the first annual TUG FOR A CURE. The tug of war event raised over $1000 for Cancer research and the teams had a ball. The  Mens Hockey team and the Womens Rugby team pulled for a big win.   

    BrUOG would like to thank SAAC, the athletes, students,  and the Athletic department for all the support for a really fun day. 

    Women Rugby TeamWomen Rugby Team

    Mens Hockey teamMens Hockey team

     

     

     

     

     

    Wellness At Brown
      

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting both men and women in all racial and ethnic groups.

    Wellness At Brown! and the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) were on hand in the Nelson Fitness Center lobby on March 1 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to share resources, answer questions, and offer support.

    If you're 50 years old or older, talk to your doctor about getting screened. Colon cancer is highly preventable. Screening can save your life!

     

    Brown University Womens Basketball

    BrUOG was honored and had the opportunity to collaborate with the Brown Womens Basketball Team to send out the PINK message.



    THE JOAN DECOTIS FOUNDATION:

    BrUOG would like to thank The Joan DeCotis Foundation for their generous support of Lung Cancer research at BrUOG. We look forward to working together for many years until we find a cure for Lung Cancer. 

     

    The 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival and the Pink Football Game-

    The Brown Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) wants to thank all of our sponsors of our two successful events on the weekend of October 17th:

    The 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival and the Pink Football Game-

    -Brown University Athletics
    Mijos Tacos
    Citizen Wing
    Championship Melt
    Z food truck.

    Ellie's Bakery
    Basta
    Hampton Inn & Suites Providence-Downtown
    The Dean Hotel
    Siena on Federal Hill Providence
    Providence Biltmore

    - All Brown University Student Performers
    -All PLME Student Volunteers

    Thanks to everyone for adding to the success of the events and a huge shout-out and thank you to all those that attended!!!

     

    !!!  BRUOG WOULD LIKE TO THANK  BASTA ON BROAD FOR HOSTING THE FIRST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO SUPPORT OUR UPCOMING BLADDER TRIAL!!! It's people like you that make such a big diffrence in our ability to provide novel treatments for patients. 

     

    Basta Golf TournamentBasta Golf Tournament

     

     

    SEE US IN THE NK BLOG

    http://thenkblog.com/brown-university-oncology-research-group/

    New Exciting Developments

     http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2014/05/asco

    BrUOG's Medical Director Answers 5 Questions

    http://pbn.com/Five-Questions-With-Dr-Howard-Safran,97135?search_filter=safran&sub_type=stories,packages

    BRUOG's 20th Anniversary: 2014

    For 20 years BrUOG has provided the administrative and financial infrastructure (a new walk-a-thon takes place May 4) for Rhode Island cancer specialists to develop and test their best ideas for fighting the disease in its many forms.

    http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2014/04/bruog

    Farrah Fawcett Foundation Announces $50,000 Grant To Brown University Oncology Research Group 

    The BrUOG 276 study is investigating whether the addition of the immunotherapy drug, ADXS11-001, provided by Advaxis, Inc   ADXS +7.71% ,  can be tolerated and if it will increase response rates when added to the standard care treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. While almost all anal cancers are HPV positive, Advaxis's immunotherapy drug "stimulates a person's immune system to assist in the attack of cells made cancerous by HPV," stated Howard Safran, MD, Medical Director of BrUOG and Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. After Advaxis showed promise in a Phase II cervical cancer trial, BrUOG is optimistic about the applicability of this treatment regimen in anal cancer.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/farrah-fawcett-foundation-announces-50000-grant-to-brown-university-oncology-research-group-2014-04-30