Nicole Fawcett
Director of Communications, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer

Fawcett leads a team of communicators who produce targeted, innovative communication for the Rogel Cancer Center’s research and clinical enterprises. Prior to Michigan Medicine, Fawcett was a reporter at the Detroit News and editor for a web-based community for people with disabilities.

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How to make cancer prevention more equitable
Expert explains six behavioral risk factors for cancer and why current programs don’t always meet the needs of people from racially and ethnically minoritized groups and other vulnerable populations.
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‘We might for the first time really be thinking of cures of cancer’
Founding Rogel Cancer Center Director reflects on how cancer evolved from ‘the least scientific discipline’ to a shining example of how basic research discoveries can change clinical care.
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Everyone plays a role in improving cancer health equity
As guest editor for a themed journal issue, Lori Pierce helps highlight the multiple factors that can make cancer care and prevention more equitable and reduce the burden of this disease for all
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Researchers identify why cancer immunotherapy can cause colitis
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center have identified a mechanism that causes severe gastrointestinal problems with immune-based cancer treatment, also finding a way to deliver immunotherapy’s cancer-killing impact without the unwelcome side effect.
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How does exposure to ‘forever chemicals’ impact your cancer risk
Pearce, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and co-lead of Rogel’s cancer control and population sciences program, reflects on the project and why bringing this study to Michigan is so critical.
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Monitoring program flags cancer patients at risk of highly toxic chemotherapy side effects
Researchers from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center have developed a monitoring system using a research genetics program to trigger alerts about cancer patients suspected to have the DPYD gene variant.
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Prescription drugs too costly? Changing your health plan could save money
For people with expensive prescription drugs, switching plans could save them thousands of dollars in copays. And a simple tool can help people easily compare out-of-pockets expenses for anyone with a Medicare Part D prescription plan.
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U-M Health to purchase Edison platform for histotripsy, following FDA approval
Technology developed at U-M uses sound waves to destroy tissue, providing a new type of cancer therapy
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Free online tool helps prostate cancer patients save on out-of-pocket drug costs
A free online tool could potentially save some prostate cancer patients more than $9,000 in out-of-pocket drug costs, a Michigan Medicine study finds.
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Study finds improved survival for incurable brain tumor, providing ‘a crack in the armor’
A potential drug candidate called ONC201 nearly doubled survival for patients with diffuse midline glioma and DIPG.
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Changing the way immune-based cancer drugs are delivered could reduce costs by 14%
An analysis finds that up to millions of dollars could be saved annually on cancer immunotherapy treatments across the Veterans Health Administration by reconsidering how those drugs are delivered.
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Rogel Cancer Center awarded $37M from NCI
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the U-M Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $37 million over five years and renewed the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center.”
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A ‘transformational time’ for thyroid cancer
For thyroid cancer, experts examine the current state of overdiagnosis, new therapies, health equity concerns and more.
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Financial toxicity of cancer impacts partners’ quality of life
Financial toxicity of cancer impacts partners’ quality of life, with people reporting pain, fatigue and sleep issues tied to missed work and medical bills
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Study offers clues to how cancer spreads to the brain
Michigan Medicine researchers used microfluidic devices to track what happens to cancer cells as they migrate and take root in the brain.
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