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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: 09/29/2022
Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have developed a computational platform that can predict new and specific metabolic targets in ovarian cancer, suggesting opportunities to develop personalized therapies for patients that are informed by the genetic makeup of their tumors.
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: 09/12/2022
Drugs like enzalutamide that inhibit male hormones from activating the androgen receptor have been used to treat advanced prostate cancer for more than a decade. While successful in most cases, these drugs can eventually stop working, but there is a limited understanding about how this change occurs.
Date: 09/09/2022
For decades, researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have been searching for ways to fundamentally change the approach to treating laryngeal cancer and underlying assumptions to improve clinical care for patients. Laryngeal cancer can severely alter patients’ ability to talk and breathe. Treatment is limited, relying on aggressive surgery and insufficient therapeutics, which leaves patients with few options.
Date: 08/22/2022
Within a pancreatic cancer tumor, different cell types interact to facilitate the tumor’s growth. Researchers see disrupting this metabolic crosstalk as a compelling target for treatment.
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: 08/08/2022
Coaching patients to voice their concerns about their medical care and advocate for themselves can offset physicians’ racial bias so it doesn’t lead to inferior experiences for Black patients, a University of Michigan-led study found.