4 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk [Part 1]

July 13, 2014 8:38 am
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4 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk [Part 1]

There is no routine cancer. At The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, researchers and oncologists understand that cancer can result from many factors, including your genetic makeup and lifestyle choices. While you cannot alter your genes, you can make healthy choices and positive changes that not only reduce your cancer risk but also improve your overall health. DITCH TOBACCO If...
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The Power of Prevention, Part 6: OSU Researchers Studying Strawberries for Oral Cancer Prevention

June 15, 2014 9:59 am
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The Power of Prevention, Part 6- OSU Researchers Studying Strawberries for Oral Cancer Prevention

Medical researchers at The Ohio State University are working to finish a clinical study of how natural compounds in strawberries may help prevent oral cancer. The team has applied a strawberry-based confection to the high-risk oral cavity of smokers, believing that anticancer compounds in the berries will cause genes altered by tobacco smoke to once again resemble the normal genes of never-smokers, thus preventing cancer development. “Complex mixtures of...
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The Power of Prevention, Part 5: Grants Support U.S.-China Study on Preventing Esophageal Cancer

June 3, 2014 10:15 am
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The Power of Prevention, Part 5

Researchers in China and at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are studying precancerous lesions of the esophagus in hopes of devising strategies to prevent esophageal cancer. The study is funded by an international collaborative research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Principal investigator Tong Chen, MD, PhD, a...
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The Power of Prevention, Part 4: Faith-Based Obesity Battle

May 27, 2014 12:45 pm
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The Power of Prevention, Part 4- Faith-Based Obesity Battle

A research team at the OSUCCC – James is partnering with churches in a five-state region to refine and test a faith-based intervention program to promote health and reduce cancer risk by addressing obesity. Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, associate director for population sciences at the OSUCCC – James, is principal investigator for the project, which is the research part of the larger Appalachian Community Cancer Network (ACCN), a network funded...
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