Breast Cancer

New study explains how very aggressive cancer cells use energy to divide, move

Date Visible: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 14:00

A new study explains how cancer cells use energy to fuel this switch between motion and proliferation. The researchers identified for the first time a connection between a cancer gene that controls motility and how cancer cells metabolize energy to move and divide so quickly.

Media coverage of celebrities with breast cancer may be influencing rise in double mastectomy

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:45

An increase in women with breast cancer choosing double mastectomy may be influenced by media coverage of celebrities, a new study finds.

Integrative Oncology and Alternative Medicine

Integrative oncology is the combination of both conventional and complementary treatments that are evidence-based to bring about the best outcome for each patient. That can be for the prevention or treatment of cancer, the treatment of symptoms, and improvement in quality of life during survivorship.

Free event highlights latest in breast cancer care, research

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:45

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center experts will discuss breast cancer risks (and how you can reduce yours), as well as screening, treatment and research at a free Breast Cancer Summit on Saturday, April 9, at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.

Study suggests many women with early breast cancer receive unnecessary imaging tests

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:15

A new study suggests that up to 60 percent of the CT scans, bone scans, and PET scans performed for more than 29,000 Michigan women diagnosed with early breast cancer between 2008 and 2014 could not be medically justified based on retrospective record review.

U-M researcher receives $6.5M grant to target cancer stem cells

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:30

Cancer Center researcher Max S. Wicha has received a $6.5 million Outstanding Investigator Award to study cancer stem cells, the small number of cells within a tumor that fuel its growth and spread.

Why does tamoxifen work better in some women?

Date Visible: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 13:15

New studies add to questions about predicting whether tamoxifen will be effective in an individual breast cancer patient.

U-M launches new app for breast cancer patients

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:45

Patients being treated for breast cancer at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center now have a new way to help manage the overload of information and reminders that comes with cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.