A multi-center study found that breast cancer patients experienced less pain and skin irritation when a more complex form of treatment planning was used for radiation.
Mary Clare Fischer
Fischer promotes innovations in clinical care and tells patient stories on behalf of the Rogel Cancer Center while also managing external communications for Michigan Medicine’s surgery and urology departments and the Transplant Center. Before joining the university, she spent six years as a journalist. She has a passion for elevating translational research, highlighting the human element of science, and using a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to shape her storytelling.
The increased number of deceased donor liver transplants related to alcoholic hepatitis — up more than 50 percent over predicted numbers — was associated with rising alcohol sales.
Researchers determined that biennial screenings beginning at this age could reduce breast cancer deaths by 57%.
Long-term, sleeve gastrectomy carries less risk of death and complications than gastric bypass, but patients were more likely to need follow-up surgery.
Low-income cancer patients older than 65 less likely to die in a hospital setting and more likely to choose hospice when providers prioritize communication, decision planning.
Physicians and researchers in the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program discuss why their venture helps support cancer patients in an awkward age range.