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06/07/2023 - 3:45pm

Program gives undergrads a ‘pathway’ to cancer careers

The Rogel Cancer Center’s Pathways Undergraduate Fellowship program launched in 2022 to fill a gap in training programs that left out undergraduate students from across Michigan. Pathways is aimed at students from Michigan universities excluding U-M’s Ann Arbor campus. It’s for students who might have some interest in careers in science or cancer but who aren’t fully committed.

05/24/2023 - 3:30pm

Rogel Cancer Center attends ASCO's annual meeting

Rogel Cancer Center faculty and trainees will lead two dozen presentations, posters and moderated sessions at the American Society for Clinical Oncology annual meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in-person and online. View the schedule of presentations and poster sessions.

05/22/2023 - 11:45am

Lee receives $1.4M grant from NCI to study the role of low oxygen supply in pancreatic cancer

Rogel Cancer Center researcher Kyoung Eun Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology at Michigan Medicine, has received a new $1.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the stroma and in particular how low oxygen conditions, or hypoxia, in pancreatic cancer alters the tumor-stroma interaction – and how to capitalize on that to target potential new treatments.

05/19/2023 - 1:45pm

Researchers discover cancer cells use a new fuel in absence of sugar

Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have discovered a new nutrient source that pancreatic cancer cells use to grow. The molecule, uridine, offers insight into both biochemical processes and possible therapeutic pathways.

05/19/2023 - 9:15am

Literature suggests dietary changes contribute to healthy gut microbiota and weight loss

In an invited review article recently published in the medical journal, “Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care,” Research Professor Zora Djuric, Ph.D. of the Department of Family Medicine found that by including more fiber, plant-based foods, omega-3 fatty acids and whole grains, people can mitigate the adverse health effects of high fat diets and obesity on their microbiome.

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