cancer research


Participants Sought For Major Cancer Prevention Study

Metro Detroiters are being offered an opportunity to help researchers to refine cancer prevention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2012

The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Van Andel Discovery May Help Treatment Of Deadly Brain Cancer

A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity to proposed drug therapies for glioblastoma — the most common and most aggressive malignant brain tumor in humans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012

Using this liquid laser, University of Michigan Professor Xudong Fan has developed a highly sensitive technique for identifying mutated DNA that differs from healthy DNA by a single base. The fine white horizontal line is the capillary cavity that enables the laser to amplify the intrinsic difference in the light signals from healthy and mutated DNA. Image: Nicole Casal Moore

Genes Linked To Cancer Could Be Easier To Detect With Liquid Lasers

Using a liquid laser, University of Michigan researchers have developed a better way to detect the slight genetic mutations that might predispose a person to a particular type of cancer or other diseases.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2012

X-Ray of lung cancer.

WSU: Soybean Chemicals Boost Cancer Radiotherapy, Preserve Normal Tissue

A Wayne State University researcher has shown that compounds found in soybeans can make radiation treatment of lung cancer tumors more effective while helping to preserve normal tissue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011


Beaumont Studies Role Of Diet In Prostate Cancer Progression

Can diet alter disease progression in men with prostate cancer?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011


Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants More Than $6 Million to Michigan Scientists

Researchers at six Michigan institutions will receive more than $6 million for significant new research into treatments for aggressive forms of breast cancer and methods to detect breast cancer earlier, with funding announced today by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2011

Wayne State University researcher Lori Pile

Wayne State Prof Gets $1.39M To Study Cell Division, Advancing Cancer Fight

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Lori A. Pile, assistant professor of molecular cell biology in Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, $1.39 million to research cellular division and growth. The study is intended to support the development of cancer treatments currently undergoing clinical trials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2011


U-M Hosts Woman’s Football Academy To Benefit Cancer Research

Here’s an opportunity to learn about football and benefit cancer research in the process. The University of Michigan Women’s Football Academy takes place on Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2011

The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Van Andel Research Institute Creates New Pediatric Cancer Program

Top executives at the Grand Rapids-based Van Andel Research Institute Tuesday announced the creation of the VARI Pediatric Cancer Translational Research Program, which will unite basic research and clinical care through a nationwide consortium of partners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2011

A scanning electron microscope picture of a cancer cell. Uncredited photo from Wikimedia Commons

Wayne State Study Shows Cancer Spread A Mechanical Matter

A Wayne State University researcher, however, is expanding the scientific understanding of what makes malignant tumors spread, and the answer lies within the dense, fibrous matrix that surrounds cancer cells.