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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‘Seizing a disruptive opportunity’ to improve gender equity in medicine
Women have borne a disproportionate burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, and women in medicine are no exception. Can we seize this disruptive opportunity to improve gender equity in medicine?
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Analysis Reveals How Kidney Cancer Develops and Responds to Treatment
Findings offer clues to why some types of renal cell carcinoma respond to immunotherapy while others do not.
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Study Suggests Path to Blocking Common Genetic Driver of Lung Cancer
Stopping the interaction between KRAS and the protein AGO2 slowed tumor growth in mouse models.
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HPV Fuels Uptick in Head and Neck Cancers in Taiwan, Study Finds
Vaccines and other policies could help keep in check a disease that’s becoming increasingly common worldwide.
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6 Key Facts About Clinical Trials
Why you should consider participating in a clinical trial and what to expect from the experience.
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How One Caregiver Keeps his Dad Safe from COVID-19
I’m a protector. Keeping Dad healthy, really, that’s my motivation.
Interaction between STC1 and CRT within a cell
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How a Little-Known Glycoprotein Blocks a Cancer Cell’s Immune Response
Targeting this inside-the-cell checkpoint could potentially improve response to cancer immunotherapy.
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Study Explains Why Patients with Cancer Spread to the Liver Have Worse Outcomes
The liver siphons critical immune cells to render immunotherapy ineffective; radiation to the liver may block this process.
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Prostate Cancer Regulator Plays Role in COVID-19, Providing a Promising Treatment Lead
Clinical trials underway are testing whether drugs that target the androgen receptor – successful in controlling prostate cancer – could also work against the coronavirus.
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Be a Protector by Keeping Loved Ones Safe from COVID
With a vaccine on the horizon, it’s more important than ever to protect those at risk of severe illness. Who do you protect?
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Concern About Loved Ones Might Motivate People to Mask Up and Get Vaccine
New research suggests the thought of being a protector overrides desire for personal freedoms when it comes to COVID-safety messages. 
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Similar Factors Cause Health Disparities in Cancer, COVID-19
Implementing policies and strategies to eliminate racial disparities could improve outcomes for both diseases.
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How to Search for COVID-19 Information Online
CDC guidelines, testing, community spread; finding trustworthy information online during the COVID-19 pandemic is vital. A new, free course is helping people find the facts they need about coronavirus.
Radiation therapy of young women breast cancer
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Physicians Don’t Always Recognize Patients’ Radiation Therapy Side Effects
A new study finds that significant side effects were under-recognized in both younger patients and Black patients being treated for breast cancer.
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Feeling Stressed or Down in a World with COVID? Try This Writing Tool
A new tool uses expressive writing to help cancer patients, others cope with life challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.
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