MI-CARES in the News

University of Michigan recruiting subjects for study that showcases contaminant exposure (WDIV Channel 4 News)

Over the years in Michigan, we've seen many situations where people have been exposed to contaminants in the environment that can harm their health which includes lead and PFAS. Now a statewide study is in the works to better understand the impact of that exposure. The study is called MI-CARES.

U-M researchers to track cancer risk from environmental exposures (The University Record)

A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health and Rogel Cancer Center will describe and quantify the impact of known and suspected environmental exposures on cancer risk. The program, called MI-CARES, or Michigan Cancer and Research on the Environment Study, is funded through a $13 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

What causes cancer in Michigan? U-M study hopes to find out. (mlive.com)

The study seeks to follow about 100,000 volunteers over the next six years through the completion of annual surveys. The extensive questionnaires will gather information including past and current residency, family health history, personal care and hygiene product use, diet, sleep quality, and sun exposure.

With $13M grant, U-M researchers will track cancer risk from environmental exposures (rogelcancercenter.org)

Heavy metals like lead, industrial pollution from steel mills, coal-fired power plants or oil refineries, “forever chemicals” called PFAS that do not break down in the environment. How much are Michigan residents exposed to these environmental contaminants and what does this mean for their risk of developing cancer?