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Loretta Vancamp Spartan Lab Supervisor Lifesaver

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Loretta vancamp photo with graphics

The foundation for one of the most successful modern treatments of cancer was first discovered in a Michigan State University lab in the mid-1960s. As lab supervisor, MSU…

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Final Four Schools Score Research Wins Off the Basketball Court

Friday, April 5, 2019
FinalFourResearch

March Madness is driven by college teams scoring on the basketball court, but the competing Final Four universities also have Cinderella stories, key plays, and victories beyond the…

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Celebration Planned to Commemorate Anniversary of FDA Approving Anti-Cancer Drug

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Cisplatin Celebration Graphic

A live stream is available for those who can not attend in person but would like to watch the event. On Aug. 3-4, Michigan State University’s Department of…

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Final Four Schools Excel on the Court and in the Lab

Friday, April 3, 2015
Student in lab

The university communities of Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Wisconsin may have basketball foremost on their minds this weekend, but year-round those minds are performing some extraordinary research….

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MSU Research History: Cisplatin Discovery?

Friday, January 1, 1960

1960s – Chemistry professor Barnett Rosenberg and colleagues Loretta VanCamp and Thomas Krigas observe that certain platinum compounds inhibit cell division, and by 1969 demonstrate that these compounds…

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