Cancer Video on Demand
The University of Michigan Comprehensive
Cancer Center has a new way to learn about cancer: an online
multimedia library. The video library offers expert information
in a user-friendly format on a number
of different subjects relating to
cancer. Here's a sample of what
you'll find in our library.
MCancer.org Launches Online Multimedia Library
Now Playing at MCancer.org
What it is: Cancer Stem Cells Introduction
Who should watch? Anyone interested in learning about an
exciting new field of cancer research
What it offers: Cancer Center Director Max Wicha and others
explain the science behind cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells are
the small number of cells in some types of cancer that are capable
of fueling the tumor's growth. These cells generally represent fewer
than 5 percent of all cells in a tumor, but killing them may be the
key to finding better targeted therapies-and maybe even a cure.
What it is: Sperm Banking: Preparing for the Future
Who should watch? Young men or boys facing cancer
treatment or their families
What it offers: This series of seven videos explains what sperm
banking is and how it works. Cancer treatment may impair fertility,
so sperm banking is a good choice for younger men and boys
who may want children in the future.
What it is: Music Therapy and Cancer Diagnosis
Who should watch? People seeking a different approach
to coping with cancer
What it offers: This video offers a glimpse of what it's like
to participate in music therapy. Megan Gunnell, a Cancer Center
music therapist, says research shows music therapy has many
benefits, including reducing anxiety and pain. A study published
in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and
Medicine demonstrated better immune system function in patients
who take part in music therapy.
What it is: Caregivers Benefit from Cancer Support
Programs, U-M Study Finds
Who should watch? Anyone affected by cancer, especially
What it offers: This video is a reminder that dealing with cancer
is a battle not only for patients, but for their loved ones as well.
"We can no longer leave them in the waiting room or on the sidelines,"
says Laurel Northouse, co-director of the Cancer Center's
Socio-Behavioral Program. Carolyn Collins, wife of a prostate
cancer patient, talks about the benefits of a cancer support program.
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