Precision Cancer Medicine: Getting a Crystal-Clear Vision of Cancer

December 19, 2014 8:47 am
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Sameek Roychowdhury, MD

If you wear glasses, you remember the moment. You put those brand-new lenses in front of your eyes, and suddenly you saw every swirl of your fingerprint, every vein of a leaf from 10 paces away. Precision cancer medicine works much the same way. It’s the way the world’s leading cancer experts get a crystal-clear picture of precisely what drives a particular cancer’s growth. By studying cancer cells at...
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Exercising Control: Study Shows Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors

December 6, 2014 9:53 am
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Janice Kielcolt-Glaser

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to a study at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). The results were better the more the women practiced. At the study’s six-month point – three months after the formal yoga practice had ended – fatigue was 57 percent lower,...
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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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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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