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Study Explains Why Patients with Cancer Spread to the Liver Have Worse Outcomes

A new study by the University of Michigan's Rogel Cancer Center analyzed patients with cancer and the factors that cause the cancer to spread to the liver, leading to worse outcomes. 

January 5 2021

Prostate Cancer Regulator Plays Role in COVID-19, Providing a Promising Treatment Lead

Clinical trials underway are testing whether drugs that target the androgen receptor – successful in controlling prostate cancer – could also work against the coronavirus. wo proteins, ACE2 and TMPRSS2, help the coronavirus gain entry and replicate within cells. TMPRSS2 is well-known to Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD. His lab discovered that TMPRSS2 fuses with the ETS gene to drive more than half of all prostate cancers [...]

December 22 2020

Scientists Develop First Drug-Like Compounds to Inhibit Elusive Cancer-Linked Enzymes

Structural biology techniques helped researchers target the nuclear receptor-binding SET domain family, whose malfunction is associated with several types of cancer.

September 2 2020
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Diagnostic Biomarkers Uncovered for Rare Kidney Cancer

Researchers have uncovered the gene signature for ChRCC.

April 21 2020
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Anti-Leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission in Mouse Models

A Phase I clinical trial, using a structurally related analog of the compound, is currently enrolling patients.

February 3 2020
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A Simple Twist of Cell Fate

U-M researchers are shedding new light with exciting implications for research and health.

January 15 2020
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Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

Speaking directly with a pathologist could help patients better understand their diagnosis and feel empowered, a survey of patient sentiment finds.

October 10 2019
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Improving Trauma Survival Hinges on the Body's Own First Responders

Recent discoveries about how the immune system reacts to injury — and the dire consequences
if that response spirals out of control — could help improve trauma care

March 19 2018
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Expanding Diagnostic Services in Ghana Through Ride-Sharing

Some taxis in the northern part of the country will soon have new passengers: pathology samples en route to labs for testing

March 6 2018
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Teen Meets the Heart that Almost Killed Him

A young patient with a fatal heart condition gets the chance to see his former organ up close

March 1 2018
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How Defeating THOR Could Bring a Hammer Down on Cancer

Newly identified RNA protein, "THOR", plays role in cancer development and could lead to new treatment.

December 14 2017
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Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

Blood donations are used in a host of ways and often needed without warning

February 8 2017