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to extend cancer
care for patients

y Kelly Trahan
),ail Staff Reporter
he University is $1.75 million
cher, thanks to the National Cancer
nstitute, which donated the money'
or a national study on breast cancer
reatment options.
Dr. Steven Katz, associate profes-
or of-internal medicine and health
management policy, and his research
eam at the University will be the
inciple investigators in the study. It
Il expand on a pilot study conduct-
d y the University and the Barbara
nn Karmanos Cancer Institute in
The pilot study indicated that diag- g
osed cancer patients may not always
e fully informed of the treatment
options available to them.
"Results of the previous study sug-
gests women weren't fully informed
about the risks and benefits of treat-
ment options," Katz said.
esults of the pilot study indicated
52 percent of all participants chose a MARJORIE MARSHALL/Daily
mastectomy - or the removal of the Chamique Holdsclaw, of the Washington Mystic, tries to beat the Detroit Shock's
breast, as-opposed to only the tumor Domique Canty to the bail. Canty grabbed the ball, and the Shocks defeated the
- as treatment. Mystics 80-65 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
However, only a quarter of partici-_
pants knew that their chance of sur-
vival was the same whether they
chose a mastectomy or lumpectom busnesses to ope
because of the early stage of their dis-
se. A quarter of them thought a
mastectomy gave them a better chance By Elizabeth Kassab Grillo said he is not conci
of survival Daily News Editor potential competition, saying he'
Dr. Kendra Schwartz of Wayne ity of his own food.
State University will be a co-investi- Two new businesses plan to open their doors He also said he expects tht
ggtor in the study. "There seems to be in an area on campus that has already seen ments to attract other business
some geographic variation in the care many changes over the past year. apartments into the area.
of women with early stage breast can- Famous Familia, an Italian eatery, and Gener- The two are only the latest
cer," Schwartz said. al Nutrition Centers, the Pittsburgh-based changing store fronts in the Stat
"Women in some parts of the coun- national health products chain, hope to open for The restaurant Cosi opened o
try more often choose a radical mas- business in the next month. Maize and Brew closed shop
tectomy and in other parts choose a Famous Familia plans to move into the for- earlier this spring.
Spectomy as treatment even though mer location of Domino's Pizza at 342 State In addition, the Downtown
rvival rates in the early stages are Street, and GNC will fill the vacant space at Authority recently reviewed S
shown to be the same," she said. 613 William Street, right around the corner. plans to change the streetscape b
"We are trying to find out why this "It's a great city for business," said Mauricio a two-way road and reconfig
difference occurs and whether all Grillo, a manager at New York Pizza Depot on walks, said Mayor Pro Tem Jet
women in all geographic regions are William Street, which, like Famous Familia, Ward III) who also serves on th
See GRANT, Page 2 specializes in Italian food. Commission.

By Michael Osinski
Daily Staff Reporter
Numerous cancer patients across.
southeast Michigan who are under
the care of St. John's Health System
may have a new ray of hope for
recieving the best treatment avail-
SJHS signed an affiliation agree-
ment to become part of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Cancer Center
Network last Monday.
The affiliation will make the two
centers the leaders in cancer care,
Zoila Brown spokeswoman for
SJHS said.
The University's center treats
9,000 and combined with SJHS, the
two will treat about 14,400 patients.
Max Wicha, director of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Comprehensive
Cancer Center, said the affiliation
is important because now the
UMCCC has a wider reach across
the metropolitan Detroit area.
Joseph Stella, research director at
UMCCC and medical director of
the McAuley Cancer Center at St.
Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, said
that reaching many patients increas-
es patient access to clinical trials

and research.
It also ensures that patients are
treated similarly at all hospitals in
the network.
The UMCCC, linked to 19 cancer
centers across the nation, offers
access to many of the newest treat-
ments, such as bone marrow trans-
plants and gene therapy, Wicha
About 90 percent of cancer
patients are in the care of the com-
munity hospitals, which might not
perform the newest treatments,
Stella said.
"Clinical research represents the
best treatment available. Sometimes
it is the only treatment available,"
Stella said.
Brown said with the new affilia-
tion "a patient could receive spe-
cialized treatment at U of M, but
still have managed care close to
Another advantage is that the
affiliation "assures that patients are
treated according to a standardized
set of guidelines," Stella said.
Patients at any hospital in the net-
work will be treated similarly,
receiving the best treatment avail-
able, he said.

0n near central campus
erned with the
knows the qual-
e new develop-
ses, offices and
t in a series of
eStreet vicinity
n State Street as
right next door -0.
tate Street and
by turning it into
uring the side-
an Carlberg (D- oMAoOIE MARSHALL/Dair
he City Planning Famous Familla, an Italian eatery, plans to open at 342 State Street
in the space vacated by Domino's Pizza.

A team of Medical School students cycle
across thirteen states in order to raise
money and awareness for diabetes.
pa in

Disney veers away from its old school
recipe of love songs and romance in its
new animated film Atlantis.
Page 11.. .

More than 500 women show up to learn
about football and support cancer research
this weekend at Michigan Stadium,
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