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    10/01/2014 - 3:45pm

    Sarcoma survivorship clinic addresses late effects of cancer treatment

    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 Health System aims to help adults who were treated for sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and connective tissue.

    10/01/2014 - 12:45pm

    Lisa A. Newman featured on Today Show

    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.
    09/23/2014 - 11:45am

    Flu Facts for People with Cancer

    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.
    09/04/2014 - 9:30am

    New $2.3 million workplace intervention aims to reduce exposure risk for oncology nurses

    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.

    09/03/2014 - 10:00am

    A one-two punch for brain tumors? New clinical trial opens at U-M

    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.

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