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Date: 12/02/2014
Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Date: 11/19/2014
What’s the best way to treat rectal cancer? Consult any of five top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer and you will get a different answer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Date: 11/18/2014
Patients who were told they had a 1-in-10 chance of winning $50 were more likely to complete home stool blood tests that help screen for colon cancer, according to a new study led by a researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan. The findings appear in a special issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Date: 11/11/2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced Monday that lung cancer screening with CT scans will be covered for people at high-risk of developing lung cancer. The decision includes requirements to ensure quality and safety.
Date: 11/04/2014
New guidelines based on decades of clinical trials give guidance about which complementary therapies appear to be most effective and safe for breast cancer patients. More than 80 therapies were evaluated and assigned a letter grade.
Date: 10/31/2014
The University of Michigan men’s ice hockey team, in partnership with the University of Michigan Health System and the Movember Foundation, announced the second annual Michigan Moustaches for Men’s Health initiative during the month of November.
Date: 10/23/2014
A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients.
Date: 10/23/2014
Nearly two-thirds of patients treated for colorectal cancer reported some measure of financial burden due to their treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The burden was greatest among patients who received chemotherapy.
Date: 10/20/2014
From the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, head and neck surgeon Carol R. Bradford, M.D., chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, was elected to the Institute of Medicine in recognition of her major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.
Date: 10/06/2014
Where patients live in the country may determine whether they receive minimally invasive colon cancer surgery, a new study from U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers finds.