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Jake Reske is a graduate student at Michigan State University’s biomedical research center in Grand Rapids. He studies Genetics and Genome Sciences in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology (OBGYN) and works under Dr. Ronald Chandler.

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OBGYN Researcher Jaewook Jeong awarded a Mary Kay Foundation Grant of $100,000 for the study of endometrial cancer.

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy, with an estimated 63,230 new cases in 2018. Although early-stage and low grade endometrial cancer generally exhibits a favorable prognosis, recurrent endometrial cancer is incurable with currently available standard therapies for most women. We have developed a preclinical model for metastatic and recurrent endometrial cancer that implicates coexistent Pten and Mig-6 mutations in endometrial cancer. The project will investigate tumor suppressor roles of MIG-6 in metastasis and recurrence of endometrial cancer.

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Excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Stacey Missmer, an NIH-funded women’s health specialist at Michigan State University.

NIHNiH: How common are painful periods in teens?

Missmer: Moderate to severe pain during one’s period—that is, pain that impacts someone's life—is reported by about 35 to 40% of teen and adult women in the U.S. It isn't in any way rare.

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Michigan State University researchers, in collaboration with the Van Andel Institute, have identified a combination of two gene mutations that is linked to endometrial cancer.

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Leading the MI CARES program are Dr. Cara Poland (left), Medical Director of Addiction Medicine with Spectrum Health Medical Group; adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Dr. Kelly Strutz (right), epidemiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine at MSU.

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A new class of drugs called PARP inhibitors has successfully slowed the spread of ovarian cancer for some patients, but the treatments are less effective for many others.

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Anita Avery, MD, a West Michigan OBGYN Elected Chair at MSMS Annual House of Delegates

Anita Avery, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing in Lansing, was elected Chairperson of the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors during the 154th annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates annual meeting May 4th and 5th in Kalamazoo. Avery this weekend became the first woman ever elected to lead the Board.