Summer, 2013

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font-size: 14px; margin: 0;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/incomplete-... style="text-decoration: none; color: #a86808;">One in four don&#39;t complete recommended breast cancer treatment</a></h1><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #00296b; line-height: 128%;">One-quarter of women who should take hormone-blocking therapies as part of their breast cancer treatment either do not start or do not complete the five-year course, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/incomplete-... style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="454"><tbody><tr><td style="padding: 10px;" valign="top"><h1 style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin: 0;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/wicha-remem... style="text-decoration: none; color: #a86808;">Reflections on the Cancer Center&#39;s First 25 Years</a></h1><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #00296b; line-height: 128%;">Max Wicha, M.D., director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, reflects on the center&#39;s first 25 years and what the future may hold. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/wicha-remem... style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td><td valign="top"><img alt="Max Wicha, MD" border="0" height="132" src="http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/newsletter/summerr-2013/images/new-max-w... width="200" /></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="454"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" style="background: #ffcc33; padding: 4px 10px 3px 10px; font-weight: bold;"><p style="color: #00296b; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;">More News</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" width="454"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="50%"><p style="margin: 0 0 8px 0;"><img alt="image of couple talking to their doctor" border="0" src="http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/newsletter/summer-2013/images/cancer-dec... /></p><h3 style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin: 0;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/decision-aids" style="text-decoration: none; color: #a86808;">Study finds gaps in &#39;decision aids&#39; designed to help determine right cancer screening option for patients</a></h3><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #00296b; line-height: 128%;">With a focus on shared decision making between doctors and patients, more studies needed to determine how decision aids help guide choices for cancer screening. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/decision-aids" style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td><td valign="top" width="50%"><p style="margin: 0 0 8px 0;"><img alt="Image of woman holding a valentine heart" border="0" src="http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/newsletter/summer-2013/images/cardio-onc... /></p><h3 style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin: 0;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/cardio-onco... style="text-decoration: none; color: #a86808;">University of Michigan Health System creates state&#39;s first Cardio-Oncology Program</a></h3><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #00296b; line-height: 128%;">Cardiologists and oncologists will work together to prevent heart damage caused by cancer treatment, a risk faced by as much as one-third of cancer patients. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/cardio-onco... style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="50%"><p style="margin: 0 0 8px 0;"><img alt="image of test tubes" border="0" src="http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/newsletter/summer-2013/images/prostate-s... /></p><h3 style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin: 0;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/prostate-ca... style="text-decoration: none; color: #a86808;">Clinical trial tests targeting prostate cancer treatment</a></h3><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #00296b; line-height: 128%;">Study to evaluate whether drug works better against tumors with specific genetic anomaly. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/prostate-ca... style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td><td valign="top" width="50%"><p style="margin: 0 0 8px 0;"><img alt="image of tumor cells" border="0" src="http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/newsletter/summer-2013/images/decoded-mo... /></p><h3 style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin: 0;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/molecular-m... style="text-decoration: none; color: #a86808;">Decoded: Molecular messages that tell prostate and breast cancers to spread</a></h3><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #00296b; line-height: 128%;">Tumor cells secrete signals that call in wound healing cells to the tumor site. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/molecular-m... style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><!-- :::::::::: STAY CONNECTED :::::::::: --><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="454"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" style="background: #ffcc33; 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border-right: 1px solid #002d68; width:10px;">&nbsp;</td><td valign="top"><!-- :::::::::: RIGHT COLUMN :::::::::: --><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background: #fef2ce;"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" style="background: #002d68; margin: 0 0 8px 0; padding: 3px; text-align: center; font-weight: bold;"><p style="color: #ffffff; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;">Director&#39;s Letter</p></td></tr><tr><td style="padding: 6px 6px 10px 6px;" valign="top"><p style="margin: 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 128%; color: #00296b;">Welcome to the summer edition of the U-M cancer e-newsletter. <a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/contact-us/mcancernews/summer-2013/directors-m... style="color: #a86808;">more</a></p></td><td style="padding: 0;" valign="top"><img alt="Max S. 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This year&#39;s event will support the Breast Cancer Research program at the UMCCC. <a href="http://medatmich.org/13OhpNK" style="color: #a86808;">Learn more</a></p><a> </a><p style="margin: 0 0 14px 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 128%; color: #00296b;"><a href="http://medatmich.org/10qWQbQ" style="font-size: 12px; color: #a86808; text-decoration: none;">Skin 13: A Melanoma Benefit</a><br />The Bosco in Ferndale will set the stage July 27 for a night of fashion, music, auction action and great food in support of the UMCCC&#39;s melanoma program. <a href="http://medatmich.org/10qWQbQ" style="color: #a86808;">Learn more</a></p><a> </a><p style="margin: 0 0 14px 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 128%; color: #00296b;"><a href="http://medatmich.org/14K8AWk" style="font-size: 12px; color: #a86808; text-decoration: none;">August Charity Golf Outings</a><br />Five charity golf outings in different parts of Michigan are planned for the month of August, with proceeds benefitting the UMCCC. <a href="http://medatmich.org/14K8AWk" style="color: #a86808;">Learn more</a></p><a> </a><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 128%; color: #00296b;"><a href="http://mcancer.org/giving/fundraising-events" style="color: #a86808;">More events&hellip;</a><br /><a href="http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/giving/fundraising.shtml" style="color: #a86808;">Plan your own event&hellip;</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><!-- :::::::: END RIGHT COLUMN :::::::: --></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" style="background: #002d68; padding: 5px;"><p style="text-align: center; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #ffffff; margin: 0;"><a href="http://www.regents.umich.edu" style="color: #ffcc33; text-decoration: none;">&copy; 2013 The Regents of the University of Michigan</a> <a href="http://www.hr.umich.edu/oie/ndpolicy.html" style="color: #ffcc33; text-decoration: none;">Non-discrimination policy</a><br /><a href="" style="color: #ffcc33; text-decoration: none;">If you&#39;d prefer not to receive this email, click </a><a href="mailto:cancernews@umich.edu">here to unsubscribe</a>.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p>

Director's Message, Summer 2013

Welcome to the summer edition of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's electronic newsletter. I'm pleased to be able to share with you some of the interesting and exciting ways that the UMCCC and our partners across campus continue to make great strides in understanding, diagnosing, preventing and treating cancer.

Molecular Messages

Tumor cells secrete signals that call in wound healing cells to the tumor site. In the process, the normal wound healing cells make the tumor cells more aggressive and able to metastasize. But for the first time, scientists at the University of Michigan have decoded the molecular chatter that ramps certain cancer cells into overdrive and can cause tumors to metastasize throughout the body.

Prostate Cancer Study

Are certain drugs more effective against some types of prostate cancers than others? Researchers know that not all therapies work for all patients -- the next question is to figure out how to match the right treatments with the right patients.

Cardio-Oncology Program

Cardiologists and oncologists will work together to prevent heart damage caused by cancer treatment, a risk faced by as much as one-third of cancer patients. As cancer therapy becomes more effective and the number of cancer survivors increases, doctors are faced with a new challenge: ensuring patients have a healthy heart to enjoy the rest of their lives.

Decision Aids

With a focus on shared decision making between doctors and patients, more studies needed to determine how decision aids help guide choices for cancer screening. When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, timing can be everything -- the sooner it's found, the more treatable it is. But when and how often should someone get screened?

Incomplete Cancer Treatment

Side effects cited as patients' most common reason for skipping hormone-blocking therapy or stopping early One-quarter of women who should take hormone-blocking therapies as part of their breast cancer treatment either do not start or do not complete the five-year course, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
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