News Archive

Date: 04/23/2014
Prostate cancer becomes deadly when anti-hormone treatments stop working. Now a new study suggests a way to block the hormones at their entrance. Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a protein called BET bromodomain protein 4 binds to the hormone androgen receptor downstream of where current therapies work – targeting androgen receptor signaling.
Date: 04/08/2014
This is a chance for Maize and Blue fans to get inside Michigan Football like never before. The Michigan Men's Football Experience is a two-day event, June 4-5, championed by Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke and his coaching staff to benefit the Men of Michigan Prostate Cancer Research Fund at the University of Michigan.
Date: 04/04/2014
Learn about breast cancer risks (and how you can reduce yours), as well as screening, treatment and the latest research at a free Breast Cancer Summit on Saturday, April 12.
Date: 04/03/2014
Throat cancer can take away your voice, your jaw and your ability to swallow food, but it also can be treated if caught early enough. In an effort to do just that, the University of Michigan will offer free throat cancer screenings by appointment on Saturday, April 26.
Date: 03/25/2014
Four years after being treated for breast cancer, a quarter of survivors say they are worse off financially, at least partly because of their treatment, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
Date: 03/21/2014
Shaomeng Wang has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2014. Sponsored by the Office of Research, the award honors faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research, and then translating them to practice.
Date: 03/03/2014
A new study, authored by Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., associate professor of radiation oncology, finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of their career. The finding could shed light on why female academic physicians in general do not have the same career success as their male colleagues.
Date: 02/18/2014
Researchers found that a majority of women who undergo mastectomy for breast cancer go on to get breast reconstruction, with rates rising dramatically over time. There are still geographic variations, and women who also have radiation tend to have lower rates of reconstruction.
Date: 02/17/2014
New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Georgia Regents University finds that a protein that fuels an inflammatory pathway does not turn off in breast cancer, resulting in an increase in cancer stem cells. This provides a potential target for treating triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of the disease.
Date: 01/14/2014
Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to an international collaboration of researchers. Their finding sheds new light on the process that makes cancer a deadly disease.

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