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Date: 10/03/2022
Menthol cigarettes are designed to make it easier to start smoking and harder to quit. In Michigan, 40% of callers to the state’s Tobacco Quitline are menthol users. Now, a new partnership between the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and the Quitline will develop and test strategies to help menthol users kick the habit.
Date: 09/22/2022
Daniel Chang, M.D., was named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine. The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment at its Sept. 22 meeting. Chang, who is currently the Sue and Bob McCollum Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University, will begin at U-M on Oct. 1.
Date: 09/20/2022
Rogel researchers have developed a new mathematical technique to begin to understand how a cell’s nucleus is organized. The technique, tested on several types of cells, revealed what the researchers termed self-sustaining transcription clusters, a subset of proteins that play a key role in maintaining cell identity. They hope this understanding will expose vulnerabilities that can be targeted to reprogram a cell to stop cancer or other diseases.
Date: 09/15/2022
The second annual Colorful event is an evening of celebration and support of cancer research at the Rogel Cancer Center, the No. 1 ranked cancer program in Michigan. The evening will include both in-person and virtual options. Colorful will be a talk-show-style event hosted by NFL alums Dhani Jones with special guest Devon Still, and will include comments from Rogel researchers and patients.
Date: 08/16/2022
The Rogel Cancer Center has submitted the 2022 grant renewal application for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Every five years, the cancer center must submit a renewal application for continued funding under the CCSG. Earlier this summer, the Rogel Cancer Center team completed and submitted the most recent CCSG renewal application.
Date: 07/26/2022
The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center was rated the best cancer hospital in Michigan and among the best nationwide by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2022-2023. Rogel is the only Michigan cancer program to be ranked.
Date: 06/20/2022
Scientists have been working to make a mouse model of this tumor to better understand the disease biology to support preclinical testing of novel drugs, but no one before has been successful. A Merkel cell polyomavirus is believed to cause about 80% of these tumors, but researchers have been unable to definitively show this in vivo.
Date: 06/07/2022
A study published in Nature Communications, led by Imad Shureiqi, M.D., shows that, pre-cancerous pancreatic lesions in mice, similar to those found in humans, contain higher levels of the transcriptional receptor peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-delta (PPARδ).
Date: 06/03/2022
Scientists at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center were optimistic when they identified a small molecule that blocked a key pathway in brain tumors. But there was a problem: How to get the inhibitor through the bloodstream and into the brain to reach the tumor. In collaboration with multiple labs, the teams fabricated a nanoparticle to contain the inhibitor, and the results were even better than expected.
Date: 05/26/2022
More than 30 Rogel Cancer Center-led research efforts will be presented during the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting, running June 3-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, and online.