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09/10/2018 - 10:15am

U-M cancer researcher awarded $6.5M Outstanding Investigator Award to explore precision oncology

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center member Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D. has received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute, which provides $6.5 million in funding over seven years. The grant will fund research to create new bioinformatics resources and identify new cancer biomarkers to improve diagnosis and ultimately to develop new targeted therapies.

08/15/2018 - 12:45pm

Rogel Cancer Center ranked best in Michigan for cancer care

The Rogel Cancer Center was 15th (tied with Siteman Cancer Center) in the nation for cancer care by US News and World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings for 2018-19, an honor that measures excellence in patient care. Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, also had 10 surgical and medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10. The annual rankings placed Michigan Medicine No. 1 in Michigan.
08/10/2018 - 8:45pm

Treatment Targets Tough Cancers by Bathing Tumors in Chemo

The biggest threat cancer poses happens when it spreads throughout the body -- and when it has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity it's particularly tricky. Once these advanced cancers have entered that area, they’re notoriously difficult to treat. Surgery alone is rarely successful, and traditional chemotherapy yields limited results, but a treatment called HIPEC offers hope.
08/08/2018 - 8:15pm

Michigan Medicine and the American Australian Asian Adrenal Alliance: International Collaboration to Study Adrenal Disorders

U-M is a leader in benign adrenal disorders which include primary aldosteronism (discovered by U-M endocrinologist Jerome Conn), hypercortisolism, and pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (excess production of adrenaline). For many years, there has been a desire to bring together a large network of institutions to work collaboratively to study adrenal disorders in a manner unable to be accomplished by single institutions or by using existing large national databases.
08/08/2018 - 7:45pm

Reducing NOVA1 gene helps prevent tumor growth in most common type of lung cancer

Researchers have identified a gene that when inhibited or reduced, in turn, reduced or prevented human non-small cell lung cancer tumors from growing. When mice were injected with non-small cell lung cancer cells that contained the gene NOVA1, three of four mice formed tumors. When the mice were injected with cancer cells without NOVA1, three of four mice remained tumor-free.

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