Members in the News
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- The research of Edward Greeno, M.D., Tumor Microenvironment Program, is featured in a National Public Radio story “Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads.”
- Pablo Leitzman and Chenggou Xing, College of Pharmacy, in addition to Dorothy Hatsukami, Medical School, Masonic Cancer Center, are quoted in a Minnesota Daily article on kava’s potential to help prevent cancer.
- DeAnn Lazovich, Ph.D., co-leader of the Transplant Biology and Therapy Program, was quoted in a Star Tribune story about the use of tanning beds by teen girls.
- Kristin Baker Niendorf, M.S., C.G.C., was interviewed in a Star Tribune story about Sanford Health’s grant to place genetic counselors in primary care offices.
- John Wagner, M.D., co-leader, Transplant Biology and Therapy Program, shares the potential benefits of cord blood in the Wall Street Journal.
- Research led by Chengguo Xing, Ph.D., Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program, has found that the kava plant may prevent cigarette smoke-induced lung cancer. The study was published in Cancer Prevention Research. See Health Talk, Star Tribune, and KSTP-TV.
- Margaret MacMillan, M.D., Transplant Biology and Therapy Program, is being featured in several articles for her research and treatment of patients with Fanconi anemia. See CBS Minnesota and CNN.
- Margaret MacMillan, M.D., Transplant Biology and Therapy Program, was quoted in a CNN story about Florida State University Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher’s son, who has Faconi Anemia.
- A number of news outlets ran stories at the end of the year about former University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital osteosarcoma patient Zach Sobiech, who composed the song “Clouds,” that went viral last year. Sobiech wrote the song as a farewell to friends and family and proceeds are going to a fund Sobiech created before he passed away to support oseteosarcoma research. The following is a partial list of these stories:
- Elizabeth Pluhar, Ph.D., D.V.M., Immunology Program, is featured in a KARE11-TV news segment about a dog with skin cancer whose life she saved. The spot also mentions the work of the late John Ohlfest, Ph.D., who created the vaccine that is being used at the College of Veterinary Medicine to treat cancer in dogs.
- Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D., associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control, was quoted in a Medical Daily story about E-cigarettes.
Jaime Modiano, V.M.D., Ph.D., Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program. Brenda Weigel, M.D., Transplant Biology and Therapy Program, and Logan Spector, Ph.D., Prevention and Etiology Program were quoted in a Pioneer Press story about osteosarcoma research supported by the Sobiech fund. David Largaespada, Ph.D., Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program, was also mentioned in the article. Modiano’s research on the parallels between osteosarcoma in dogs and humans appeared in the Academic Health Center’s blog, Health Talk,
Logan Spector, Ph.D., Prevention and Etiology Program, discussed osteosarcoma research underway at the Masonic Cancer Center and how the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund is making possible new therapies and scientific study into osteosarcoma on Kare11 TV .