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Michael Schug

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

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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

Stocking-stuffer gift ideas: Lip balms, sunscreens

If you’re in need of some stocking-stuffer ideas, consider lip balms and sunscreens for those on your list. Lawrence A. Mark, MD, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, said these make ideal gifts because people often forget […]

Michael Schug  |  Dec 21, 2018

E-cigs and vaping: Q&A

Did you know there are approximately 450 different brands of e-cigarette products? Did you know a “tank” is a type of e-cigarette? Deborah Hudson, a tobacco cessation specialist at the IU Simon Cancer Center and program director of the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative, answers questions about e-cigarettes and vaping.  What are e-cigarettes and vaping? How […]

Michael Schug  |  Nov 09, 2018