Breakthrough Cancer Research and Innovation

Our researchers are dedicated to understanding the root causes of cancer.


Our researchers are dedicated to understanding the root causes of cancer, how cancer proliferates in the body, and how cancer can be treated and controlled. Michigan Medicine is home to the renown Rogel Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center with research across disciplines in cancer biology, immunology, translational medicine, health behavior and more.

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portrait of Ahmed Abdel-Latif Ahmed Abdel-Latif
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine
labcoat Ghada A Abusin
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair of IRBMED
labcoat Angelo Aguilar
Assistant Research Scientist
Internal Medicine
labcoat Huda Akil
Gardner C Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neurosciences
Gardner C Quarton Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences in the Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute
Professor of Psychiatry and Research Professor
Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Cem Akin headshot Cem Akin MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Fadhl Alakwaa Fadhl Alakwaa
Assistant Research Scientist
Internal Medicine
labcoat Mitra Aliabouzar
Research Assistant Professor, Radiology
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
allen-john John I Allen
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Ben Allen Benjamin Allen, PhD
James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, University of Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (UM PREP)
Associate Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Associate Director, Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design
Faculty Advisor, Developing Future Biologists
ajjai alva Ajjai S Alva
Maizel Research Professor of Translational/Clinical Oncology
Professor of Internal Medicine
labcoat Chiemezie C Amadi, MD, MA
Associate Professor of Radiology
Christina Angeles Christina V Angeles, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Latest Publications
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A Prospective Evaluation of the Quality of Life and Mental Health Implications of Mastectomy Alone on Women in sub-Saharan Africa
Kennedy, SH, Bekele, M, Berlin, NL, Ranganathan, K, Hamill, JB, Haileselassie, E, Oppong, J, Newman, LA, Momoh, AO, Ann Surg, 2023 Nov; DOI:10.1097/SLA.0000000000005891
PMID: 37144388
Assessing the role of positron emission tomography and bone scintigraphy in imaging of pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB): A report from the International PPB/DICER1 Registry
Hagedorn, KN, Nelson, AT, Towbin, AJ, Frederickson, N, Mallinger, P, Lucas, JT, Dehner, LP, Messinger, YH, Shulkin, BL, Mize, WA, Schultz, KAP, Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2023 Nov; DOI:10.1002/pbc.30628
PMID: 37592371
2022 Cannon lecture: an ode to signal transduction: how the growth hormone pathway revealed insight into height, malignancy, and obesity.
Carter-Su, C, Argetsinger, LS, Svezhova, N, Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 2023 Nov; DOI:10.1152/ajpendo.00265.2023
PMID: 37672248
Outcomes after definitive radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer in a national health care delivery system
Herr, DJ, Elliott, DA, Duchesne, G, Stensland, KD, Caram, MEV, Chapman, C, Burns, JA, Hollenbeck, BK, Sparks, JB, Shin, C, Zaslavsky, A, Tsodikov, A, Skolarus, TA, Cancer, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1002/cncr.34916
PMID: 37389814
Discovery of Pyrrolo[2,3-c]pyridines as Potent and Reversible LSD1 Inhibitors.
Zheng, C, Rej, RK, Wang, M, Huang, L, Fernandez-Salas, E, Yang, C-Y, Wang, S, ACS Med Chem Lett, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1021/acsmedchemlett.3c00292
PMID: 37849536
Multi-kinase compensation rescues EGFR knockout in a cell line model of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Ludwig, ML, Michmerhuizen, NL, Wang, J, Birkeland, AC, Majchrowski, BK, Nimmagadda, S, Zhai, J, Bhangale, A, Kulkarni, A, Jiang, H, Swiecicki, PL, Brenner, JC, Arch Oral Biol, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2023.105822
PMID: 37844343
Implementation of routine venous thromboembolism prophylaxis during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with ovarian cancer
McLaughlin, HD, Greco, P, Straubhar, AM, Rolston, A, McCool, K, Brackmann, M, Siedel, JH, McLean, K, Reynolds, RK, Uppal, S, Gynecol Oncol, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1016/j.ygyno.2023.10.001
PMID: 37832182
Renal Response Outcomes of the EuroLupus and NIH Cyclophosphamide Dosing Regimens in Childhood-Onset Proliferative Lupus Nephritis.
Wang, CS, Sadun, RE, Zhou, W, Miller, KR, Pyle, L, Ardoin, SP, Bacha, C, Hause, E, Hui-Yuen, J, Ling, N, Pereira, M, Riebschleger, M, Rouster-Stevens, K, Sarkissian, A, Shalen, J, Soulsby, W, Twilt, M, Wu, EY, Lewandowski, LB, Wenderfer, SE, Cooper, JC, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Lupus Nephritis Working Group, Array, Arthritis Rheumatol, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1002/art.42725
PMID: 37800549
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News Release
Rogel Cancer Center awarded $37M from NCI
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the U-M Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $37 million over five years and renewed the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center.”
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Health Lab
Tracking radiation treatment in real time promises safer, more effective cancer therapy
Radiation, used to treat half of all cancer patients, can be measured during treatment for the first time with precise 3D imaging developed at the University of Michigan.
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Health Lab
When to use an at-home colorectal cancer screening test instead of a colonoscopy
What to know about an at-home colorectal cancer screening test versus a colonoscopy