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Dr. Weizer is associate professor of urology at the U-M Medical School. His clinical and research interest focuses on prevention and early detection of bladder cancer, novel treatments for early bladder cancer, and the use of minimally invasive approaches to treat bladder, prostate, kidney, testicular and other genitourinary malignancies. He is also interested in the development of quality indicators for cancer care.
His appointment is effective on June 17.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center looked at 169 cancer clinical practice guidelines for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers and found that none of the guidelines fully met standards set in 2011 by the Institute of Medicine. Of eight criteria, the guidelines on average met fewer than three.
The nation's attention and research money has been focused on esophageal adenocarcinoma – the type of esophageal cancer that has become more common over the last few decades and is associated with obesity and acid reflux.
But another type of cancer of the esophagus is a serious threat to African American men, especially if they drink and smoke.
A path to lower-risk painkillers: Newly-discovered drug target paves way for alternatives to morphine
New findings provide vital step towards exploring pain medications that may lower risks of prescription drug abuse and side effects of painkillers.
- 12.11.12 Capturing circulating cancer cells could provide insights into how disease spreads
- 12.11.12 Anti-aging gene identified as tumor suppressor in mice, research finds
- 12.09.12 New drug cuts risk of deadly transplant side effect in half
- 12.07.12 Cognitive problems may be present before chemotherapy in women with breast cancer
- 12.05.12 Ponatinib acts against the most resistant types of chronic myeloid leukemia
- 12.04.12 Drug shows promise in prostate cancer spread to bone
- 12.04.12 U-M study finds overuse of diagnostic imaging prevalent in patients with early stage breast cancer
- 11.27.12 Most women who have double mastectomy don't need it
- 11.12.12 Spread of human melanoma cells in mice correlates with clinical outcomes in patients, study finds
- 10.29.12 U-M Cancer Center gets $28.4 million grant from NCI
- 10.17.12 SARC receives $11.5 million award for collaborative translational sarcoma research
- 10.08.12 U-M startup Compendia Bioscience acquired by Life Technologies
- 10.08.12 The University of Michigan's Breast Oncology Program to Benefit from QVC Presents 'FFANY Shoes on Sale'
- 10.01.12 Smoking, heavy drinking linked to earlier onset of pancreatic cancer