Football season brings us all back in touch with alma maters. For Big 10 alums, it’s good to see most of the Big 10 school also trying to make a difference off the field – in this instance by collaborating on cancer research, especially via clinical trials. Having grown up in Champaign and attended the university for my business degree, I occasionally do bleed Illinois orange and blue. But when it comes to cancer research, I’ll even root for Michigan’s maize and blue, and the school does have an excellent cancer center.
According to an article in the CancerLetter (no link – it’s behind a wall), the consortium was born after a locally prominent cancer researcher, Steve Rosen of Northwestern, had an "aha" moment. The letter goes onto say that the centers collectively treat over 33,000 persons per year with cancer, and so hope to drive clinical trials forward.
The press release is online and pasted below: