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Jun 26, 2013, 11:56 ET

Breast cancer clinical trial looks at targeting cancer stem cells

A major reason that breast cancer returns after treatment and spreads to other parts of the body is that current chemotherapy and radiation...

Apr 04, 2013, 09:45 ET

On-and-off approach to prostate cancer treatment may compromise survival

Large, international trial finds intermittent androgen deprivation is not equivalent to continuous treatment  Taking a break from...

Jul 10, 2012, 14:40 ET

U-M offers new skin cancer mobile app

UMSkinCheck tracks skin changes, offers skin check reminders ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer screening...

Jan 17, 2011, 12:10 ET

U-M Researchers Find Indirect Path to Attack Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Bone marrow-derived cells create 'niche' to harbor cancer stem cells; New therapies could target the niche to kill the stem cells Scientists at...

Dec 09, 2010, 10:32 ET

Drug Combination Shows Promise for Newly Diagnosed Blood Cancer Patients, Study Finds

In early results, all participants responded to treatment with limited side effects A new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer...

Apr 20, 2010, 10:51 ET

Gene Test Shows Who Could Benefit From Statins to Reduce Colon Cancer Risk: Study

Same gene involved in statins lowering cholesterol A genetic test can help determine in which patients cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might...

Jan 05, 2010, 09:34 ET

Blocking Inflammation Receptor Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells, U-M Study Finds

Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered an important link between inflammation and breast cancer stem...

Apr 20, 2009, 12:31 ET

New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival

U-M researchers develop 'parametric response map' to analyze changes in a tumor's blood flow, volume As early as one week after beginning...

Apr 08, 2009, 09:50 ET

More Intense Bladder Cancer Treatment Does Not Improve Survival, U-M Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite enduring more invasive tests and medical procedures, patients who were treated...

Apr 08, 2009, 09:42 ET

High-Dose Radiation Improves Lung Cancer Survival, U-M Study Finds

Concurrent chemotherapy, radiation also linked to better survival Higher doses of radiation combined with chemotherapy improve survival in...

Mar 02, 2009, 15:01 ET

U-M Researchers ID Gene Involved in Pancreatic Cancer

ATDC levels average 20-fold higher in cancerous cells Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a...

May 22, 2000, 01:00 ET

Bexxar Highly Effective As First-Line Treatment for Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

NEW ORLEANS, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A radioimmunotherapy known as Bexxar produced tumor shrinkage in 97 percent of 76 previously untreated...