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Dr. Kalemkerian on ABC's Nightline

Greg Kalemkerian, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine and director of the U-M Cancer Center's Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic, appeared on ABC's Nightline in August to discuss lung cancer in the wake of the death of Peter Jennings and the announcement that Dana Reeve, widow of actor Christopher Reeve, had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Dr. Kaminski in Family Circle

The September 6 issue of Family Circle magazine included an item about the use of Bexxar as firstline treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Mark Kaminski, M.D., professor of internal medicine and co-director of the U-M Leukemia/Lymphoma/Blood and Marrow Transplant Program published results of his most recent Bexxar study in February in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Katz in New York Times, U.S.News & World Report, on NBC

Steven Katz, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of internal medicine, made news in August for a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reporting that women with breast cancer were more likely to choose mastectomy rather than breast-conserving surgery.

Dr. Sabel in Ladies'Home Journal

Michael Sabel, M.D.'s research was featured in the October issue of Ladies' Home Journal. In a comprehensive article on breast cancer treatment, Sabel, assistant professor of surgery, provided an update on cryoablation, an experimental surgical technique he is currently testing that freezes small, early stage tumors rather than removing them. In addition to reducing treatment side effects, the technique appears to stimulate an immune response that helps deter recurrence.

Dr. Smith on BBC News, NBC News Channel

In July, Gary Smith, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and the director of the Cancer Center's Fertility Counseling and Gamete Cryopreservation Program, described his current research into cryopreserving a woman's eggs to preserve fertility. Traditional freezing techniques cause damage to the eggs, but Smith and colleagues are seeing better results with a slow freezing technique called vitrification. The technique is now offered at the Cancer Center through a clinical trial open to women who are beginning cancer treatment.

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