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Michael Schug

Michael Schug, an award-winning communicator, is the communications manager at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. In this role, he promotes the important research generated by the nearly 240 research members of the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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2 students with interest in combining cancer research with patient care are Wright Scholarship recipients

Two women pursuing their medical degrees with an interest in combining cancer research with patient care have been selected as the 2020 IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center William J. Wright Scholarship Fund recipients.

Michael Schug  |  Sep 14, 2020

IU physicians, Purdue scientists collaborate to develop a test to detect kidney cancer

Cancer physicians at Indiana University and scientists at Purdue University are working to develop a urine test that would enable patients to avoid an invasive, painful biopsy to detect a type of kidney cancer.

Michael Schug  |  Jul 10, 2020

Clinical trial for a rare cancer keeps local educator, former athlete active

Demetrius “Dee” Dowler was 31 years old when he was diagnosed with thymoma, a rare cancer of the thymus gland. There is no good time to be diagnosed with cancer but 2001 was a particularly busy time for Dowler, a time when his life was full with a young family and a new career. Dowler, […]

Michael Schug  |  Dec 20, 2019

IU researcher talks about close ties to Nobel winner

Indiana University School of Medicine’s Mircea Ivan, MD, PhD, has a strong connection to this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. William Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Ivan was a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently an instructor in Dr. Kaelin’s lab between 1998 and 2002 and first-authored the […]

Michael Schug  |  Nov 01, 2019

Ballinger earns Career Development Award from ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation

Tarah Ballinger, MD, was named a recipient of the Career Development Award presented by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It was presented at the recent 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. The Career Development Award provides research funding to clinical investigators as they establish an independent research program. […]

Michael Schug  |  Jun 27, 2019

Chuckstrong fuels cancer research at IU Simon Cancer Center

Even though Chuck Pagano is now an NFL coach in another city, the lasting effects from his resilient battle with leukemia—a fight that transcended sports to inspire Hoosiers throughout the state—are still making an impact in cancer research. It all began shortly after Pagano, who was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2012 […]

Michael Schug  |  May 10, 2019

Colorectal cancer Q&A with Dr. Rex

A simple screening may save your life. That’s why cancer specialists encourage people to consider screening for colorectal cancer. And there is no time like the present, especially since March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of new colorectal cancer cases and deaths is declining, except in […]

Michael Schug  |  Mar 25, 2019

Q&A with Natascia Marino, PhD

Obesity has long been known as a risk factor for developing many diseases, including cancer. For obese women, this means an increased risk for developing breast cancer, although the reason for this increased risk has not been substantiated. A new study published in the journal Cancer Research provides a better understanding of the mechanisms at […]

Michael Schug  |  Mar 21, 2019

Trebek diagnosis shines light on pancreatic cancer

The recent announcement by longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer has placed the disease squarely in the spotlight for many Americans. A fixture in living rooms across the country, the game show host is one of about 1.6 percent of Americans who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in […]

Michael Schug  |  Mar 07, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day: Saving your heart (and lungs) for the one you love

Valentine’s Day is here. What could be more special than time together — a spa day for just the two of you or a winter escape to a sunny beach? Better yet, how about health and happiness — together — by stopping smoking. No gift says “I love you” more than making an effort to […]

Michael Schug  |  Feb 14, 2019