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Cancer Video On Demand Launches Online Multimedia Library

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has a new way to learn about cancer: an online multimedia library. The video library offers expert information in a user-friendly format on a number of different subjects relating to cancer. Here's a sample of what you'll find in our library.

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What it is: Cancer Stem Cells Introduction

Who should watch? Anyone interested in learning about an exciting new field of cancer research

What it offers: Cancer Center Director Max Wicha and others explain the science behind cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells are the small number of cells in some types of cancer that are capable of fueling the tumor's growth. These cells generally represent fewer than 5 percent of all cells in a tumor, but killing them may be the key to finding better targeted therapies-and maybe even a cure.

What it is: Sperm Banking: Preparing for the Future

Who should watch? Young men or boys facing cancer treatment or their families

What it offers: This series of seven videos explains what sperm banking is and how it works. Cancer treatment may impair fertility, so sperm banking is a good choice for younger men and boys who may want children in the future.

What it is: Music Therapy and Cancer Diagnosis

Who should watch? People seeking a different approach to coping with cancer

What it offers: This video offers a glimpse of what it's like to participate in music therapy. Megan Gunnell, a Cancer Center music therapist, says research shows music therapy has many benefits, including reducing anxiety and pain. A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine demonstrated better immune system function in patients who take part in music therapy.

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Thrive Issue: 
Fall, 2009