Pelotonia-Supported Genomic Sequencing Provides Targeted Cancer Therapies

August 5, 2014 7:10 am
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Pelotonia-Supported Genomic Sequencing Provides Targeted Cancer Therapies

Jared Gordon thought he had a bad cold. But after he couldn’t kick the sickness for a month, he went to the doctor for tests that revealed the true source of his prolonged illness: stage 4 lung cancer. The tumor had spread to the lining of his lungs and surrounding lymph nodes. The 51-year-old single father of three was told he had six months to live. But Gordon decided...
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Team Buckeye Rider Finds New Meaning for Pelotonia Ride

July 29, 2014 3:00 pm
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Team Buckeye Rider Finds New Meaning For Pelotonia Ride

This year, Anna Maria Bittoni will ride in Pelotonia for the second time, completing the 100-mile journey from Columbus to Gambier to support cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). As a member of Team Buckeye, Ohio State’s superpeloton (riding group), Bittoni was given an opportunity to participate in the “I Ride For You” program,...
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Pelotonia-Supported Clinical Trial Returns Patient to Active Lifestyle

July 22, 2014 8:06 am
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Pelotonia-Supported Clinical Trial Returns Patient to Active Lifestyle

Wally Yocum, a technical manager at the Marietta branch of Koroseal Interior Products, LLC, has a biology degree from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey that he pursued partly because he thought, “Maybe I could help find a cure for something.” Years later, he did just that by participating in clinical trials for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer...
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Pelotonia-Funded Research Sends 83-Year-Old Man Into Remission

July 15, 2014 7:55 am
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Pelotonia-Funded Research Sends 83-Year-Old Man Into Remission

Burden “Brent” Brunthall, 83, of Seattle, Wash., learned he had stage 4 cancer of the carotid gland in 2010. After surgery to remove his salivary gland, followed by an aggressive radiation therapy regimen, doctors believed his cancer was in remission. Unfortunately, it showed up in his lymph nodes nine months later. Brunthall knew from his original workup that his tumor was human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) positive. With...
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