News

Cancer Initiative Spurs Research—and Already Advancements are Happening
Chicago Health, Spring, 2017

Understanding Chromatin's Cancer Connection
Northwestern University News, October 4, 2016

Researchers Discover that DNA Naturally Fluoresces
Northwestern University News, August 15, 2016

Enhancing Molecular Imaging with Light
Science Daily, July 25, 2016

Wall Street Journal: Six New Medical Technologies Worth Watching
Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2016

Backman at 2016 Milken Global Conference: How Technology is Revolutionizing Medicine
Milken Global Conference, May 4, 2016

Using Data to Protect Coral Reefs
Science Daily, April 13, 2016

Prognosis: Proportional Response
Nature, December 15, 2015

Backman Named 2015 Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Scholar
Digital Journal, November 6, 2015

Video: Curing Cancer Through Prevention
Talk @ Chicago Ideas Week, October 17, 2015

Cancer Metastasis: Trying to Catch the Culprits Earlier
NIH Director's Blog, September 15, 2015

Feinberg Welcomes Dutch King and Queen to Campus
Northwestern University News, June 4, 2015

Vadim Backman Awarded Ver Steeg Research Fellowship
Northwestern University News, June 4, 2015

Health News: New Technique Might Identify Dangerous Prostate Cancers
Chicago Sun-Times, April 10, 2015

Northwestern Researchers Show Promise for Prostate Cancer Screening
Daily Northwestern, April 7, 2015

Novel Nanotechnology as an Accurate Screening and Prediction Tool for Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer News Today, March 19, 2015

Nanotechnology Shows Promise for More Accurate Prostate Cancer Screening, Prognosis
Medical Xpress, March 16, 2015

First Translational Bridge Program Award Recipients Announced
Northwestern News, March 6, 2015

Ovarian Cancer Detection Technology from Backman Lab Featured on NSF Science Now
National Science Foundation 'Science Now', May 23, 2013

Nanotechnology May Aid Ovarian Cancer Detection
Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2013

Insights Into Deadly Coral Bleaching Could Help Preserve Reefs
Northwestern University, April 23, 2013

Screening Detects Ovarian Cancer Using Neighboring Cells
Northwestern University, April 22, 2013

Diagnostics: Playing Detective
Nature, Nov. 22, 2012

Visionary research on detecting cancer cells early receives NIH funding
Northwestern University, Sept. 28, 2012

Extra Scrutiny for 'Grandee Grantees'
Nature, February 20, 2012

Breakthrough in Early Cancer Detection
Science Nation, January 9, 2012

Leon Esterowitz: Laser Pioneer Applied His Science to National Defense and Health Care
The Washington Post, February 28, 2011

Cheek Swab May Detect Lung Cancer
NSF News, October 5, 2010

Combined Technologies Offer Promise for detecting Colon Cancer in Women
US News Arcticle, July 23, 2010

Vadim Backman, named fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
McCormick News Article, March 16, 2010

Biomedical Engineering Student Awarded CLP Grant - Samantha Strasser is awarded the Chemistry of Life Processes Undergraduate Research Grant
McCormick School of Engineering News, November 13, 2009

McCormick Research Projects Receive $4 Million from NSF
McCormick News Article, October 13, 2009

Colon cancer screening tecnique shows continued promise in new study
McCormick School of Engineering News, June 9, 2009

Detecting pancreatic cancer before it's too late
NSF - Current, April 2009

Optical tecniques show continued promise in detecting pancreatic cancer
Northwestern University News, March 2, 2009

New method shines light on pancreatic cancer risk
Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2009

Nanoscopic changes to pancreatic cells reveal cancer
McCormick School of Engineering News, February 17, 2009

Light Shines for Potential Early Cancer Diagnosis Technique
Northwestern University News, December 15, 2008

Breakthrough optical technology to assess colon cancer risk, accuracy
E! Science News, October 1, 2008

Method Shows Promise for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
Northwestern University News, August 26, 2008

NCI Grant Launches Clinical Trials For Colon Cancer Screening
Northwestern University News, June 26, 2008

Early Colon Cancer Screening without Colonoscopy
NSF - CBET Award Achievements, June 2008

Shining Light on Pancreatic Cancer
NSF News, August 1, 2007

New alternative to colonoscopy succeeds in clinical trials
McCormick by Design, Fall 2006

Finding Colon Cancer Sooner
Northwestern Magazine, Winter 2006

Finding a cure
McCormick by Design, Spring 2005

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