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Celebrating 25 years as an NCI-designated cancer center

It started with notes on a napkin

Max Wicha, M.D., director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

Max Wicha, M.D., director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is celebrating 25 years as an NCI-designated cancer center. Max Wicha, M.D., the center’s founding director, reflects on the Cancer Center’s past and present in a guest post to Medicine That Speaks, a health care blog from the CEO of the University of Michigan Health System, Ora H. Pescovitz, M.D.

Read Dr. Wicha’s remarks, including how doodles on a napkin started the journey which resulted in the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center of today, one of the national leaders in research and patient care.

You can also read more about our accomplishments over the past 25 years at this commemorative timeline that starts in September 1988 when the National Cancer Institute awarded U-M a cancer center designation. This designation is given to cancer centers at universities and cancer research centers in the United States that are developing and translating scientific knowledge from promising laboratory discoveries into new treatments for cancer patients.

Do you have a story or reminiscence about patient care or research over the years at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center? Feel free to share below.——————————————————————————————————————–

CCC 25 years button150x150 The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 1,000 doctors, nurses, care givers and researchers are united by one thought: to deliver the highest quality, compassionate care while working to conquer cancer through innovation and collaboration. The center is among the top-ranked national cancer programs, and #1 in Michigan for cancer patient care. Seventeen multidisciplinary clinics offer one-stop access to teams of specialists for personalized treatment plans, part of the ideal patient care experience. Patients also benefit through access to promising new cancer therapies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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