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What Drives Advanced Prostate Cancer? New Study Describes Genomic Landscape


In a major advance in precision medicine, an international collaboration of researchers found 90 percent of castration resistant metastatic prostate cancers harbored some kind of genetic anomaly that could drive treatment choices.
19-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Helping Doctors Predict What’s Next for Patients Diagnosed with Hepatitis C

As more Baby Boomers are screened for hepatitis C, a patient risk prediction model developed by the University of Michigan Health System, may help doctors target costly medications to those most likely to develop serious liver issues.
21-May-2015 7:00 AM EDT

What Makes Cancer Cells Spread? New Device Offers Clues

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.
19-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Early Detection and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease and Mortality

Screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling.
14-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Urine-Based Test Improves on PSA for Detecting Prostate Cancer


A new urine-based test improved prostate cancer detection – including detecting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer – compared to traditional models based on prostate serum antigen, or PSA, levels, a new study finds.
18-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Temper, Anxiety, Homework Trouble Are Medical Issues? Many Parents Don’t Realize It

Many parents of children age 5-17 don’t discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors.
13-May-2015 12:00 PM EDT

U-M Researchers Take Step Toward Bringing Precision Medicine to All Cancer Patients


Researchers have developed and tested a new tool that searches for the most common genetic anomalies seen in cancer. The assay demonstrates the ability to make gene sequencing easier over a large volume of samples.
12-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Patients More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine After Electronic Health Record Prompts


A simple reminder via electronic health record systems linked to significantly higher HPV vaccine completion rates.
11-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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