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News Archive - Progress Newsletter Spring 2002 Online
Notes from around the Cancer Center
Another successful Tempting Tables event was held in Muskegon,
Mich., raising $35,000 for Dr.
Sofia Merajvers breast cancer research at the U-M.
Golf Supports Research!
In February, Actor Robert Urich appeared on
the celebrity version of the popular game show Who Wants
to be a Millionaire? He donated his winnings
$125,000 to the Cancer Centers
Heather and Robert Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research.
, which he and his wife established two years ago after he
was successfully treated for the disease by a U-M team. Urich
traveled to Ann Arbor for his treatment because of the Cancer
Centers national reputation for specialized care and
cutting-edge research on sarcoma, a rare and challenging group
of cancers that arise in connective tissues such as muscles,
cartilage, tendons and bones. The Urich Fund is designed to
accelerate the pace of research aimed at fighting sarcoma
through support for laboratory and clinical studies at U-M.
On April 16, 2002, actor Robert Urich passed
away. He was a tremendous friend to the U-M Comprehensive
Cancer Center, and he will be sorely missed. A statement from
Max Wicha, M.D., Director, Univ. of Michigan Comprehensive
This article is part of the Cancer Center's News Archive, and
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