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03/13/2018 - 11:30am

HPV specialist Diane Harper to lead community outreach efforts at the Cancer Center

Diane Harper, M.D., MPH, M.S., professor of family medicine at Michigan Medicine, has been named physician director for Community Outreach, Engagement and Health Disparities at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. She will lead the establishment of a community outreach engagement committee to build relationships with the community and seek input from community leaders.
02/20/2018 - 9:00pm

Fish Oil Found to Reduce Cancer-Causing Compounds

When PGE2 is out of balance and the body makes too much, it can lead to inflammation and to conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Other fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, reduce the amount of omega-6 fatty acids available in a cell. This is a key system that controls how much PGE2 the cell makes
02/15/2018 - 1:15pm

Options for Metastatic Spine Tumors Increase

Every kind of cancer can spread to the spine, yet two physician-scientists who treat these patients describe a lack of guidance for effectively providing care and minimizing pain.
02/06/2018 - 12:30pm

Jagsi discusses advances in radiation therapy with U.S. News

In an article in U.S. News and World Report, Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., describes recent advances in radiation therapy to treat breast cancer.

01/30/2018 - 2:00pm

U-M discovery helps build a better target for anticancer drug discovery

Cancerous cells are known activate an enzyme called telomerase, causing the cells to divide ceaselessly, a hallmark of cancer. Now, University of Michigan researchers have identified a region on a protein called TPP1 that binds this enzyme, which could provide a target for anticancer drugs.

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