Ginger supplements reduced markers of colon inflammation in a select group of patients, suggesting that this supplement may have potential as a colon cancer prevention agent, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
A mutant protein found in nearly all pancreatic cancers plays a role not only in the cancer's development, but also in its continued growth, according to a new study from U-M pancreatic cancer researchers. The finding suggests a possible target for developing new ways to treat this deadly disease.
When Sherry Wittenberg was diagnosed with a rare cancer in the cricoid cartilage of her larynx, doctors told her the only way to treat the condition was to remove her voice box. The operation would leave her unable to speak normally and would require her to breathe through a hole in her neck for the rest of her life.
Anti-aging gene identified as tumor suppressor
A new study sheds more light on how an anti-aging gene suppresses cancer growth, joint University of Michigan Health System and Harvard Medical School research shows.
After a 20-year quest to find a genetic driver for prostate cancer that strikes men at younger ages and runs in families, researchers have identified a rare, inherited mutation linked to a significantly higher risk of the disease.
Welcome to the spring edition of the U-M cancer e-newsletter. The last few months have been exciting here at the Comprehensive Cancer Center! I am pleased to tell you that a team of U-M scientists has discovered the first hereditary gene linked to prostate cancer -- this significant finding is a critical step in understanding why some men develop more aggressive forms of the disease. I hope you enjoy reading the story and learning more about this exciting discovery.