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Date: 07/12/2023
An analysis finds that up to millions of dollars could be saved annually on cancer immunotherapy treatments across the Veterans Health Administration by reconsidering how those drugs are delivered.
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.
Date: 06/12/2023
Germline genetic testing, in which inherited DNA is sequenced, is recommended for patients diagnosed with cancer to enable genetically targeted treatment and identify additional relatives who can benefit from personalized cancer screening and prevention. Not enough people are getting genetic testing for cancer, according to recent research.
Date: 06/07/2023
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.
Date: 06/05/2023
Among more than a million patients with cancer, only 6.8% underwent germline genetic testing — an analysis of inherited genes — within two years of diagnosis, according to the study published June 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Date: 05/24/2023
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.
Date: 05/22/2023
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.
Date: 05/19/2023
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.