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Date: 09/20/2023
Rogel Cancer Center faculty and trainees will lead more than 20 presentations, posters and moderated sessions at ASTRO 2023 held October 1-4, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.
Date: 09/14/2023
An inter-departmental group of researchers at the Rogel Cancer Center received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to further research on radiosensitization, the process of making tumors more vulnerable to radiation treatment.
Date: 09/08/2023
Historically, genetic testing for cancer risk has been underutilized, especially in underserved communities. The MiGHT Project aims to help Michigan residents at increased risk of cancer get access to clinical genetic testing.
Date: 09/08/2023
To address cancer health disparities in the Native American community, Rogel’s Community Outreach and Engagement team partnered with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians to conduct two motivational interviewing training sessions for care providers from the Good Health Lodge and Crooked Tree Wellness Clinic in Petoskey. The training teaches staff how to communicate with their patients more effectively to lead to better health outcomes.
Date: 09/06/2023
Rogel researchers found English speakers who call a hospital general information line were able to get information on next steps to access cancer care 94% of the time, compared to 38% for Spanish speakers, 28% for Mandarin speakers.
Date: 08/01/2023
The University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center has been recognized as the top cancer program in Michigan, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings for 2023-2024. U-M has the only ranked cancer program in the state.
Date: 07/21/2023
Bhramar Mukherjee, John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and chair of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been awarded the university’s highest professorship of Distinguished University Professor. Established in 1947, the Distinguished University Professorship recognizes exceptional senior faculty and their contributions to academic excellence.
Date: 06/30/2023
Cancerous brain tumor cells may be at ‘critical point’ between order and disorder. Large-scale coordination of brain tumor behavior may allow tumor cells to resist better against therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation, researchers say.
Date: 06/27/2023
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $37 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed. The grant is a renewal of the Rogel Cancer Center’s support grant, provided as part of the NCI’s cancer centers program. Rogel first received NCI designation in 1988 and was designated comprehensive just three years later. The new grant provides funding through 2028, extending Rogel to 40 consecutive years of funding. The $36.7 million represents a 10% increase over the previous support grant.
Date: 06/26/2023
The University of Michigan is developing two academic and scientific partnerships in Singapore that are expected to create opportunities for joint research, trainee and student exchange, and more. One of the partnerships is with the National University of Singapore’s Cancer Science Institute and the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore. The other partnership is between the U-M Rogel Cancer Center and the National Cancer Centre Singapore.