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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: 09/08/2023
Early findings of two studies from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center shed light on new ways to anticipate recurrence in HPV-positive head and neck cancer sooner. The papers, published in Cancer and Oral Oncology, offer clinical and technological perspectives on how to measure if recurrence is happening earlier than current blood tests allow, and provide a framework for a new, more sensitive blood test that could help in this monitoring.
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: 09/06/2023
A study from the University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery and Rogel Cancer Center shows promising early results that a therapy combining cell-killing and immune-stimulating drugs are safe and effective in extending survival for patients with gliomas, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
Date: 08/22/2023
For the first time, researchers have found a potential drug candidate that improved outcomes for patients with a type of childhood brain tumor for which there are no effective treatments. The compound, called ONC201, nearly doubled survival for patients with diffuse midline glioma or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, compared to previous patients.
Date: 08/15/2023
Using tissue samples and cell models from patients, Joshi Alumkal, M.D., Wicha Family Professor of Oncology and leader of the genitourinary medical oncology section at Rogel, and his team zeroed in on the lysine specific demethylase 1, a protein involved in turning genes off and on in normal and cancer cells that appears particularly important in certain aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
Date: 08/14/2023
Research from experts at Michigan Medicine, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine is breaking ground on new ways of treating blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, through gene therapy.
Date: 08/14/2023
The findings show that the patients who had renal tumors with TFEB amplification were significantly older than patients with renal tumors housing TFE3 or TFEB translocation. Further, renal tumors with TFEB amplification, known to be associated with poor prognosis, were seen to be at least three times as common as those with TFEB translocation.
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.