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New drug cuts risk of deadly transplant side effect in half

A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. more

A Lifeline in Hard Times

When Aracelli and Miguel Martinez left Mexico City for Michigan 30 years ago, health insurance was the last thing on their minds as the healthy couple and their two children began new lives in the Midwest. more

Aracelli and Miguel Martinez

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Cognitive problems may be present before 'chemobrain' in women with breast cancer

Women undergoing chemotherapy who experience cognitive problems, commonly referred to as "chemobrain," displayed alterations in neurocognitive responses prior to undergoing treatment. more

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Drug shows promise in prostate cancer spread to bone

A new drug demonstrated dramatic and rapid effects on prostate cancer that had spread to the bone, according to a study reported by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. more

Investigating how patients, doctors make breast cancer treatment decisions

Limiting advanced imaging tests such as CT scans for patients with early stage breast cancer could improve the quality and reduce the cost of care. more

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Anti-aging gene identified as tumor suppressor

A new study sheds more light on how an anti-aging gene suppresses cancer growth, joint University of Michigan Health System and Harvard Medical School research shows. more

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Knit to Support Cancer
The annual Knit Michigan event Feb. 2 is designed to bring together fellow fiber enthusiasts to support cancer patients and their families. Learn more

Trivia Night
Join others for a night of trivia, pizza, prizes and drawings at the annual Tim O'Brien Trivia Night in Dearborn on March 23. Learn more

iPads Help Cancer Patients Wile Away the Hours
ComfortApp, a student-run organization, has been raising funds to allow the UMCCC to loan iPads to cancer patients undergoing treatment. The devices help to make the time pass more enjoyably, and help patients stay connected to family and friends. Learn more

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