cancer

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June 30, 2022 Van Andel Institute welcomes cancer metabolism expert Dr. Evan Lien

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 30, 2022) — Van Andel Institute has recruited cancer metabolism expert Evan Lien, Ph.D., to its growing faculty, an addition…

June 6, 2022 New technique helps scientists run circles around cancer by revealing roots of esophagus and stomach cancers

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (June 6, 2022) — Rampant inflammation has long been linked to cancer but exactly how it pushes healthy cells to transform into…

March 29, 2022 How do molecular ‘switches’ impact colorectal cancer? And what could they mean for treatment?

Throughout our lives, we’ve been reminded that eating a nutritious diet is important for our overall good health and helps reduce the risk of many…

February 15, 2022 Graduate student spotlight: Exploring biomarkers to improve pancreatic cancer detection and diagnosis

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Alfredo Reyes Oliveras, a Ph.D. student in the…

December 14, 2021 A year — and a quarter century — in review

As 2021 comes to a close, so too does Van Andel Institute’s celebration of our 25th anniversary. The Institute’s story began with a vision: to…

December 7, 2021 Van Andel Institute welcomes epigeneticist Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf to its faculty

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2021) — Epigenetics expert Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Ph.D., is joining Van Andel Institute’s growing faculty, a move that will further expand VAI’s…

November 23, 2021 What is cancer, and how can research help?

What is cancer? Cancer is a blanket term for more than 100 related diseases that have a core characteristic in common — unchecked cell growth. At the…