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At the February 27, 2010 Auxiliary Board benefit “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”,  $117,000 was raised to advance critical research at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event supported three physician scientists who are pursuing promising paths of discovery. The three (from left to right) are Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, Sam Volchenboum, MD, PhD, BS, and Tara Henderson, MD, MPH.
 

Members of the Auxiliary Board steppin’ out at “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”.

Event Chairs Debbie Madlener, Annette Hickman, with President Laurie Baker Foster and Auction Chair Liz Williams.

Sustaining members of the board graciously helped with registration.
They are:  Seated Linda McCann, Patty Tyska, Maggie Flanagan.  Standing Becky Kolleng and Kathy McCarthy.

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, Tara Henderson, MD, MPH and Sam Volchenboum, MD, PhD, BS
 
Dr. Lengyel’s research focuses on furthering understanding of ovarian cancer growth and metastasis. Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic tumors and is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Dr. Henderson is specializes in pediatric oncology. Her primary focus is in screening for second cancers following childhood cancer. Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing secondary cancers, due in part, to exposure to radiotherapy. Dr. Volchenboum is an expert in pediatric cancers. His special interest is in treating children with neuroblastoma, a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system.