News Archive

Date: 10/01/2014
University of Michigan surgical oncologist Lisa Newman was interviewed Wednesday on the Today Show’s official kickoff of the #PinkPower” series for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Donning pink along with the rest of the crowd at the Rockefeller Center plaza in Manhattan and aside former Good Morning America host and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden, Newman discussed advances in research and treatment.
Date: 09/23/2014
The 2014-15 Cancer Center Flu Vaccine Clinic is open on level B1 and appointments can be scheduled during your clinic visit for Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Walk-in appointments take place after 6 p.m. at level B1 Reception area A.
Date: 09/04/2014
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a $2.3 million grant to study oncology nurses’ exposure to hazardous drugs, including identifying ways to reduce exposure. According to Christopher Friese, Ph.D., R.N., AOCN, FAAN, University of Michigan School of Nursing assistant professor and member of U-M’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, there are significant acute and long-term side effects from hazardous drug exposures in oncology settings, but not enough evidence-based, risk-reduction efforts to protect health care workers.
Date: 09/03/2014
Gene therapy developed by Dr. Maria Castro and Dr. Pedro Lowenstein will now get the first test in human patients. The experimental approach, based on their research while at the University of Michigan, delivers two different genes directly into the brains of patients following the operation to remove the bulk of their tumors.
Date: 08/12/2014
QVC and FFANY presented a check for $342,143 to the Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program, one of nine beneficiaries of the 2013 QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" event, in which 75,000 pairs of shoes were ordered at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, all in the name of cancer awareness.
Date: 08/07/2014
Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning immune system that should detect and kill them. The stealth approach lets the tumors hide until it’s too late for the body to defeat them.
Date: 08/07/2014
Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult blood testing, according to a new study.
Date: 08/06/2014
The second annual Maize and Blue Go Pink gala will be Aug. 21 at the Somerset Collection. The evening includes a fashion-focused live auction followed by a progressive culinary and wine experience from favorite Detroit and Ann Arbor restaurants. It all benefits breast cancer research at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Date: 08/04/2014
University of Michigan researchers have found that a particular protein -- TRIP13 -- encourages those cancer cells to repair themselves. And they have identified an existing chemical that blocks this mechanism for cell repair. And they have identified an existing chemical that blocks this mechanism for cell repair. "This is a very significant advance, because identifying the function of the protein that fuels the repair of cancer cells and having an existing chemical that blocks the process, could speed the process of moving to clinical trials," said principal investigator Nisha D'Silva, U-M professor of dentistry and associate professor of pathology.
Date: 07/15/2014
The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly 6-fold in the last 20 years, and the disease is more likely to be aggressive in these younger men, according to a new analysis.

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