News & Events


New FISH Assays to Aid Renal Cancer Diagnosis

New clinical fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays to detect TFE3 and TFEB translocations offered through UM genitourinary FISH service (at MLabs).


Clinical genomics of metastatic cancer

In one of the largest and most comprehensive efforts to examine the genetic and molecular landscape of advanced cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center sequenced the DNA and RNA of 500 patients with metastatic cancer.


Precision medicine: view from two sides

A review of MI-ONCOSEQ clinical sequencing program at Michigan Medicine


Immunohistochemical Detection of HLRCC Markers

Immunohistochemical evaluation of markers suggest a role for prospective FH IHC to screen cutaneous leiomyoma patients for HLRCC.


A new therapeutic approach to target prostate cancer

New research suggests a novel strategy to target a genetic anomaly that occurs in half of all prostate cancers.


Dr. Chinnaiyan featured in the journal, Cancer

Dr. Chinnaiyan's research career featured in an article in the journal, Cancer


Recent MCTP Awardees

Several MCTP members were recent award recipients


MCTP Wins OSEH Safety First Award

MCTP wins Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Safety First Recognition Award.


MCTP Award Recipients

MCTP members were recipients of several awards.


A novel KRAS-AGO2 interaction in cancer

Discovery of a functional KRAS-AGO2 interaction may have implications for novel therapeutic strategy for KRAS-driven cancers.


AACR visits Washington DC

AACR leadership and members including Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan meet with FDA officials and Vice President's senior staff.


Genetic landscape of pediatric cancers

MCTP researchers and collaborators have published the results from the first 102 pediatric patients enrolled in the PEDS-ONCOSEQ clinical sequencing study.


Mutational landscape of metastatic CRPC

New study is the first comprehensive molecular landscape of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.


Targeting MLL complex in CRPC

MLL-menin inhibitor disrupts AR-MLL complex interaction that results in blocking AR signaling and inhibiting the growth of castration-resistant tumors.


Drs. Mehra and Palanisamy featured in "Researcher in the Spotlight"

MCTP researchers, Nalla Palanisamy and Rohit Mehra, were featured in Advanced Cell Diagnostics' "Researcher in the Spotlight" newsletter where they discussed their work.


Long Non-Coding RNA landscape in cancer

MCTP researchers analyzed the global landscape of a portion of the genome that has not been previously well-explored – long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs).


Drs. Chinnaiyan and Wang elected to NAI

Drs. Arul Chinnaiyan and Shaomeng Wang were named 2014 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows.


BVSK Chakravarthi's abstract wins 3rd prize at Cancer Center Symposium

BVSK Chakravarthi's (mentor- Soory Varambally) abstract, submitted to the Cancer Research Committee, was chosen as one of the top five abstracts for the 2014 Cancer Center Fall Research Symposium.


Dr. Chinnaiyan featured on Dr. Drew

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan joins Dr. Drew for a discussion about Prostate Cancer Research.


Irfan Asangani is awarded the Pathway to Independence award

Dr. Irfan Asangani, PhD, Research Investigator at MCTP, has received the highly competitive and prestigious NCI Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).


John Prensner Receives Dean's Award

John Prensner was the recipient of Dean's Award for Research Excellence and Graduation with Distinction in Research Honors at Commencement Exercises on May 16, 2014.


New GU Service Line at MLabs

New clinical assays on offer at MLabs’ GU Service Line.


Dr. Wang named 2014 Distinguished University Innovator

Dr. Shaomeng Wang has been named the 2014 Distinguished University Innovator Award for his pioneering work in the field of drug discovery.


New drug target for treating CRPC

Researchers at MCTP have found a novel epigenetic approach to target castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).


Dr. Chinnaiyan elected to AAAS

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan was one of five University of Michigan faculty to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2014 Class of Members.

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