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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 Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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IU cancer researcher identifies new areas in human genomes linked to skin cancer risk

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana University cancer researcher has identified eight new genomic regions that increase a person’s risk for skin cancer. Jiali Han, Ph.D., and colleagues discovered eight new loci—locations on a person’s genome—that are susceptible to the development of squamous cell skin cancer. Han is the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor in Cancer Research at […]

Michael Schug  |  Feb 18, 2020

IU cancer researcher, collaborators earn $4.1 million grant from Cancer Moonshot

INDIANAPOLIS — A team of researchers from Indiana University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have been awarded a $4.1 million National Cancer Institute “Cancer Moonshot” grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer in children and adolescents, especially those with leukemia. The research promises to achieve more effective, better targeted and less toxic therapies for […]

Michael Schug  |  May 30, 2019

Irsay gift pushes Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala past $1.8 million for cancer research

INDIANAPOLIS — On a night when Chuck Pagano returned to Indianapolis, Colts owner Jim Irsay pledged $1 million to cancer research in his former coach’s honor, helping to raise more than $1.8 million to support scientists at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward made the announcement […]

Michael Schug  |  May 10, 2019

Grant helps researchers unravel role of glucose, fats in bone cancer

INDIANAPOLIS—A $1.2 million Department of Defense grant has been awarded to an Indiana University School of Medicine physician whose research explores a cascade of events that decreases quality of life and treatment responses for patients with metastatic bone cancer. Theresa Guise, MD, hopes to understand the role of the tumor-bone microenvironment on glucose metabolism and […]

Michael Schug  |  Nov 27, 2018

IU researchers awarded $2.3 million to continue studies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University School of Medicine cancer researchers who have been working to lessen the debilitating side effects caused by chemotherapy have been awarded $2.3 million to continue their studies. Jill Fehrenbacher, PhD, and Mark Kelley, PhD, are recipients of the five-year grant (1R01CA231267) from the National Cancer Institute, which will enable them to […]

Michael Schug  |  Nov 06, 2018

IU researchers enrolling women in nationwide breast imaging study

Indiana University School of Medicine radiology researchers will recruit 3,000 women to participate in TMIST, a nationwide study comparing the two most common technologies used for breast cancer screening. Tomosynthesis, also known as three-dimensional or 3-D mammography screening, will be compared with 2-D or conventional mammography in a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute […]

Michael Schug  |  Oct 26, 2018

New IU School of Medicine faculty pediatrician named Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar

A leading pediatrician will be the inaugural Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar at Indiana University School of Medicine. Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, will hold that title as well as associate professor of pediatrics. She is also a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and […]

Michael Schug  |  Oct 12, 2018

IU researcher seeks cause, solutions to low number of lung cancer screenings nationwide

An Indiana University cancer researcher will study why high-risk patients eligible for lung cancer screening are not referred in greater numbers for the non-invasive procedure. Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, has been awarded $100,000 by the American Lung Association for a two-year behavioral study of primary care clinicians to identify barriers associated with low referral rates for […]

Michael Schug  |  Oct 12, 2018

IU study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy

INDIANAPOLIS – Restricting protein from a cancer patient’s diet may enhance the response to immunotherapy, according to an Indiana University cancer physician researcher. Roberto Pili, MD, the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and colleagues have […]

Michael Schug  |  Oct 12, 2018