Summer 2012

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Kidney cancer patients do better when whole kidney is not removed, U-M study shows

Kidney cancer patients who had only their tumor removed had better survival than patients who had their entire kidney removed, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. more

Generosity Scores Touchdown for U-M Cancer Patient Support Programs

They came from across Michigan and as far away as California to show their mettle—and their generosity—on the gridiron at the Big House. more

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Antidepressant helps relieve pain from chemotherapy, U-M study finds

The antidepressant drug duloxetine, known commercially as Cymbalta, helped relieve painful tingling feelings caused by chemotherapy in 59 percent of patients, a new study led by a University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher finds. more

'Fertilizing' bone marrow helps answer why some cancers spread to bones

A research team led by the University of Michigan found that administering a common chemotherapy drug before bone tumors took root actually fertilized the bone marrow, enabling cancer cells, once introduced, to seed and grow more easily. more

Inhibiting Hedgehog signaling pathway may improve pancreatic cancer treatment

Combining a new targeted therapy with standard chemotherapy may help defeat pancreatic cancer, according to recent findings by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. more

U-M Breast Care Center celebrates state and national honors

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is celebrating honors bestowed upon two individuals who have made significant contributions to cancer treatment and care. more

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Director's Letter

Welcome to the summer edition of the U-M cancer e-newsletter. As usual, the last few months have been busy and exciting here at the Comprehensive Cancer Center! more

Max S. Wicha, M.D.
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Upcoming Golf Outings
During the month of August and September, a number of golf outings benefiting the U-M Cancer Center will be taking place all around Michigan. Learn more

Fifth Annual Bernard’s Tailgate
Saturday, October 6 at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc MI. Learn more

Save the date: QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.”
The charitable shoe sale benefitting breast cancer research at U-M is scheduled to air on QVC Wednesday, October 24, from 5 to 8 PM (ET). More than 90,000 pairs of shoes from over 80 brands are scheduled to be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Learn more

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Inhibiting Hedgehog signaling pathway may improve pancreatic cancer treatment

Combining a new targeted therapy with standard chemotherapy may help defeat pancreatic cancer, according to recent findings by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. The results were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference, which was held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in June.

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