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Thompson Family Makes Donation THE UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received a generous donation of $25,000 from the Thompson Family

Foundation of Birmingham. The donation will be used to

fund a breast cancer stem cell research project led by Cancer

Center scientist Susan Ruppert, Ph.D.

The Thompsons have long been loyal supporters of

the Cancer Center as well as the Breast Cancer Research

Foundation of Alabama, of which Jean Thompson serves as

a board member.

Pictured, left to right: Dr. Andres Forero, Dr. Susan Ruppert, Jeffrey Thompson, Jean

Thompson, Adam Thrower, Jim Thompson and Dr. Ed Partridge.

IN JANUARY, UAB announced a new joint venture with Russell Medical Center in

Alexander City to enhance oncology services

provided in Lake Martin and surrounding

areas. This partnership, UAB Medicine–The

Cancer Center at RMC, is the first relation-

ship of its type for both parties.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

will work closely with RMC’s medical and

radiation oncologists and staff to support and

expand the local treatment program by provid-

ing instruction in UAB Medicine’s best prac-

tices in cancer care, broader access to clinical

trials, continuing medical education for nurses

and oncologists and the latest education about

advancements in the treatment and detection

of cancer.

Russell Medical Center Announces Joint Venture

Pictured, left to right: Dr. Mary Emily Sheffield, Jim Peace, Dr. Ed Partridge and Dr. James Bonner.