About 60 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer will receive radiation therapy. Radiation in high doses damages cancer cells by interfering with the cell’s ability to grow and reproduce.
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Families Facing Cancer program helps children adjust to a parent's cancer diagnosis
Advisory board members pave the way for positive care experiences for future patients
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Guided Imagery engages the senses to cope with cancer
When the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center received its formal designation from the National Cancer Institute in fall 1988, cancer affected more than 1.3 million people in the United States annually. Director Max Wicha, M.D., stressed the importance of taking research developments from the labs and applying them to patient care in the clinics.