Match Game: Precision Cancer Medicine

January 6, 2015 8:16 am
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Sameek Roychowdhury, MD

Precision cancer medicine is moving into the clinic to identify the right drug for the right patient based on tumor genomics. BY DARRELL E. WARD “Precision cancer medicine” refers to a new standard of cancer care based on genomics that is making its way into the clinic. “‘Precision’ refers to the use of genomic technologies that provide additional information to aid cancer diagnosis and treatment,” says Sameek Roychowdhury, MD,...
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Tobacco Control

December 28, 2014 8:56 am
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Shields and Wewer

An Ohio State center provides rapid, robust science to support the FDA’s new role in tobacco regulation In September 2013, a joint program between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute awarded The Ohio State University a five-year, $18.7 million grant (CA180908) to establish the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS). The center investigates the diverse and changing...
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OSUCCC – James: Year in Review

December 27, 2014 9:02 am
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Test Tubes

2014 Saw New Cancer Hospital & Research Advances at Ohio State For Ohio State’s cancer program, 2014 was a pivotal year that culminated in the opening of the new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, a 21-story, 306-bed facility that stands as a model for 21st century cancer hospitals. The new James, the third largest cancer hospital in the nation, integrates cancer research, patient...
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The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Screening

September 30, 2014 3:20 pm
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The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Screening_ext

Skin cancer, the most common of all cancers, is a disease in which malignant cells appear in one of the layers of the skin. Each year, more than 3.5 million people are diagnosed with types of skin cancer called basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is diagnosed in about 77,000 people in the United States and 139,870 people annually worldwide. With...
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