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ASCO annual meeting coming in May

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: 05.31.24 - 06.04.24; I McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

For more information, please visit the ASCO Annual Meeting website

2024 University of Michigan Reception at ASCO

If you're attending ASCO, you are invited to our reception: 06.01.24 I 6-8 p.m. I Chicago Hilton, 720 S Michigan Ave, Room PDR #2 (3rd floor)

Hosted by the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center and the Division of Hematology/Oncology

Swim Across America - Motor City Mile: July 12, 2024

The Motor City Mile is an open-water swim event and fundraiser that has directly benefited cancer research at the Rogel Cancer Center since 2019. This year's swim is Friday, July 12.

So far, we've raised over $6,300 toward our goal!
Ways to get involved:

Since 2019, four Rogel Cancer Center researchers have been awarded SAA grants to further their cancer research.
  • Kyoung Eun Lee, Ph.D., was named the 2020 SAA - MCM grant recipient which helped her advance her pancreatic cancer research.
  • Phillip Palmbos, M.D., Ph.D., was named the 2021 SAA - MCM grant recipient and has been able to expand his bladder cancer research.
  • Angel Qin, M.D., a lung cancer physician and researcher, was awarded the 2022 SAA - MCM grant.
  • Calista Harbaugh, M.D., received the 2023 SAA - MCM gran, which allowed her to strengthen her research titled, "No Cancer Left Behind: Preventing Positive Margins after Colorectal Cancer Surgery in Michigan."
The grant process is currently taking place to name an awardee of the 2024 SAA - MCM funds. For questions, please contact Erin Christensen at erichris@med.umich.edu

One Day Closer revisited

One Day Closer, our annual event geared towards fostering interest in cancer care and research among students, took place on March 16. Over 120 students and their chaperones, alongside 60 dedicated volunteers were in attendance. It was an enriching day filled with educational activities and inspiring insights.

a black girl and a white girl attend One Day Closer

The Rogel TrEC team expresses their gratitude for all of the trainee and faculty volunteers who helped plan the activities, and we look forward to next year's event.

Check out our 2024 One Day Closer photo gallery.


Parolia receives AACR award

Abhijit Parolia, M.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology and urology, was named a NextGen Star by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). The award honors outstanding early-career scientists and offers awardees a platform to share their research at the 2024 AACR Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Read more.

Zhou gets $2.9M to develop a system to predict outcomes in multiple myeloma

By combining data from MRI scans and clinical tests, Rogel Cancer Center researcher Chuan Zhou, Ph.D., will develop a decision support tool to tailor treatment for individual patients with multiple myeloma. It's a cancer that's considered incurable, with survival ranging from less than a year to more than a decade, depending on the extent and aggressiveness of the tumors. Read more.

D'Silva and Shavit named as AAAS fellows

Two members of the Rogel Cancer Center have been recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as 2023 fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements.

Nisha D'Silva, Ph.D., Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology; professor of dentistry; professor of pathology, was recognized for contributions to the field of head-and-neck cancer, especially on biomarkers and molecular mechanisms of tumor progression and treatment resistance.

Jordan Shavit, M.D., Ph.D., Henry and Mala Dorfman Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; professor of pediatrics; professor of human genetics, was recognized for the care of pediatric patients with blood and cardiovascular diseases, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, thrombosis, and thrombophilia. Read more

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