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Date: 02/19/2015
Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Lawrence, who is also chair of radiation oncology, succeeds founding director Max S. Wicha, M.D.
Date: 02/19/2015
Uterine sarcoma was found in 0.22% of women following a hysterectomy for benign conditions, a new study finds. This may have implications for the risks associated with controversial power morcellation procedures.
Date: 02/17/2015
A new study provides direct evidence for the role of the Notch pathway in breast cancer stem cell activity as demonstrated by a Notch reporter system. Notch signaling regulates embryonic and tissue-specific stem cells, which are altered in a number of cancers, including breast cancer.
Date: 02/10/2015
A set of guidelines developed to help standardized lung cancer screening would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a new retrospective study.
Date: 02/06/2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have finalized coverage guidelines for lung cancer screening with CT scans for people at high-risk of developing lung cancer. Coverage goes into effect immediately.
Date: 01/27/2015
A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center sheds light on the KRAS pathway with a potential target that might have more success at stopping lung cancer growth.
Date: 01/22/2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a grant from the Lustgarten Foundation worth $1.5 million for a project focused on using a pancreatic cancer patient's blood sample to determine the best treatments.
Date: 01/19/2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed the global landscape of a portion of the genome that has not been previously well-explored. This analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers.
Date: 01/15/2015
New research helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease.
Date: 01/15/2015
A new study characterizes the genetic underpinnings of a rare type of breast tumor called phyllodes tumors, offering the first comprehensive analysis of the molecular alterations at work in these tumors.