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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.
Date: 10/01/2014
The majority of patients diagnosed with sarcoma will be cured of their disease and live cancer-free. But as they age, these patients are at risk of developing another medical condition related to their sarcoma treatment.A new clinic opening this week at the University of Michigan aims to help adults who were treated for sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and connective tissue.
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.