Translational Research in the New Home of The James

October 30, 2014 2:26 pm
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Total Cancer Care- A Patient Partnership to Further Cancer Research

Cancer is a complicated disease that afflicts millions of Americans each year. Fortunately, researchers and oncologists like those at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) work daily to combat cancer of all types. But where do they start? Discoveries regarding cancer prevention, detection and treatment begin with basic science research–test tubes and early animal studies, says Michael...
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Spielman Fund: Enabling Life-Changing Breast Cancer Research

October 28, 2014 7:33 pm
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Spielman Fund

Former Ohio State Buckeye and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman met with recipients of grants from the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research on July 22 to learn about their research and how it is helping advance the fight against breast cancer, the disease that his late wife Stefanie, the fund’s namesake, battled many years before passing away in 2009. The Spielman Fund has raised more than $15 million...
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Using Genomics to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment

October 23, 2014 2:20 pm
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New Advances in Lung Cancer Research

Genomics – the study of the genetic makeup of an organism – helps researchers and oncologists pinpoint why there is no routine lung cancer. Every lung cancer has a unique set of genetic abnormalities, and studying an individual’s genomics allows experts to gain insights into that person’s unique cancer. “It could be the genomics that you inherit from your parents that predisposes you to developing cancer,” says David Carbone,...
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Volunteer Bakes Thousands of Cookies for New Home of The James Construction Crew

October 21, 2014 4:10 pm
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Volunteer Bakes Thousands of Cookies for New Home of The James Construction Crew

When she married into an Italian-American family with a long tradition of excellent cooking, Sharon DeAscentis worked to hone her baking skills. Baking would be her niche, she thought, among women such as her husband’s Italian grandmother, whose made-from-scratch pastas intimidated her. DeAscentis never could have imagined that, decades later, she would be baking thousands of cookies each year in an industrial-outfitted kitchen in her basement—including thousands of cookies...
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