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Free U-M phone app aids early skin cancer detection

A new free app developed at the University of Michigan Health System allows users to create a photographic baseline of their skin and then track suspicious moles or other skin lesions over time.

The app, UMSkinCheck, sends automatic reminders so users can monitor changes to a skin lesion, and provides pictures of various types of skin cancers for comparisons. The app is designed for iPhone and iPad and is available to download on iTunes. more

A Different Kind of Gift

When Kathy Valley opened the card, three dollar bills spilled out. Inside, in blue, yellow and orange marker, a fourth-grader had written: "Here is the last of my Christmas money. Please use it to take care of people with cancer, from Maya."


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Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Improved Since Introduction of PSA Testing

The routine use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for screening and monitoring prostate cancer has led to early and more sensitive detection of the disease. more

Gary Hammer, MD

U-M, Brazilian research partnership finds 2 gene mutations drive adrenal cancer

Two different genetic mutations cooperate to induce adrenal cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. more

Investigating how patients, doctors make breast cancer treatment decisions

As more breast cancers are diagnosed at an earlier stage, patients and doctors are faced with a growing challenge: How to effectively treat the cancer without overtreating the patient and causing unnecessary side effects and quality-of-life problems. more

Meeting unmet needs: adolescents and young adult cancer patients often lack psychological, social support

A cancer diagnosis for adolescents and young adults can be especially challenging, and new research shows the social, psychological and informational support these patients need might be going unmet. more

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Prostate cancer survivor, David, speaks about his treatment at the UMCCC.


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Watch basketball, fight lung cancer
The Detroit Pistons have teamed up with the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to fight lung cancer. With every purchase of a discounted ticket for games on Nov. 23 and Dec. 5, $5 will go to the UMCCC Lung Cancer Program. Learn more

iPads help cancer patients wile away the hours
ComfortApp, a student-run organization, has been raising funds to allow the UMCCC to loan iPads to cancer patients undergoing treatment. The devices help to make the time pass more enjoyably, and help patients stay connected to family and friends. Learn more

New Year's event supports breast cancer research
Mercy's at the Bell tower will be donating a portion of the proceeds from their New Year's Eve dinner to breast cancer research at the UMCCC. A complimentary glass of pink champagne is included! Learn more

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