OCCPI: Pelotonia-Funded Research Saves Lives of At-Risk Family Members

September 16, 2014 3:07 pm
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OCCPI- Pelotonia-Funded Research Saves Lives of At-Risk Family Members

James McDaniel’s colon cancer diagnosis came as no surprise. His father, uncle and grandfather all succumbed to the disease in their mid-40s. “I’d been expecting it,” says McDaniel, who was age 48 at the time of his diagnosis. A vice president of the mortgage division at Huntington and father of three daughters, McDaniel had been cleared during his cancer screening at age 44 and told to come back for...
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Lynch Syndrome: The Cancer Connection Uncovered [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 2, 2014 3:09 pm
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There is no routine cancer, and researchers at the OSUCCC – James discovered just how big of an impact genetic variations can have an individual’s cancer detection, prevention, treatment and cure when they found a direct relationship between the presence of Lynch syndrome and colorectal cancer in patients. This discovery led to a pioneering of screening efforts to increase years of life for those affected with LS. Dollars raised...
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Researchers Develop New Treatment Method for Pancreatic Cancer

August 21, 2014 1:56 pm
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An estimated 46,420 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014. Fortunately, research experts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are constantly innovating to find new ways to treat the disease. The pancreas is a gland deep in the abdomen that is responsible for two main things: regulating blood sugar and...
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Addressing False Positivity in Lung Cancer Screening

August 20, 2014 3:51 pm
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Addressing False Positivity in Lung Cancer Screening

One out of four individuals at high risk of lung cancer who receive a low-dose CT scan as part of the lung cancer screening process will have a spot on their lung. Of those patients, 96.3 percent will be found to not have cancer. In many cases, the only way to confirm whether a spot is cancerous is an invasive procedure that can be expensive and stressful while possibly...
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