Cancer

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August 18, 2021 Van Andel Institute earns prestigious grant to train postdoctoral fellows in cancer epigenetics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 18, 2021) — The National Cancer Institute has awarded Van Andel Institute a five-year, $1.7 million grant to establish a…

August 5, 2021 Van Andel Institute welcomes cell signaling expert Dr. Stephanie Grainger to its faculty

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 5, 2021) — Stephanie Grainger, Ph.D., hopes to uncover the secrets of stem cells and their role in cancer, and…

August 3, 2021 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Xiaobing Shi

To find ways to better treat cancer, we need to “decode it.” For Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Xiaobing Shi, that means understanding how the…

July 30, 2021 Study reveals source of DNA mutations in melanoma

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (JULY 30, 2021) — The mutations that give rise to melanoma result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight —…

July 20, 2021 What you need to know about sarcoma and bone cancer

July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness month, and we wanted to take a deeper look at what these diseases are, whom they may affect…

July 14, 2021 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Hong Wen

Every cell in the human body has the same genetic instruction manual, but different cells read from different chapters to do their jobs. Van Andel…

July 12, 2021 Where cancer and neuroscience meet: A look ahead to the 2021 Origins of Cancer symposium

This year’s Origins of Cancer symposium explores the intersection of cancer and neuroscience — an area that holds great promise for better understanding the…

June 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Exploring the origins of epigenetic marks in cancer

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Nathan Spix, an M.D./Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr.…