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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Sub-Specialized Expertise in the New Home of The James

October 16, 2014 2:35 pm
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Total Cancer Care- A Patient Partnership to Further Cancer Research

When you hear the words, “You have cancer,” it can be a devastating and scary time. Fortunately, the new home of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, opening in December 2014, will offer the community a shift in the way we treat cancer. “Cancer has changed so much just in the last few years,” says Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and...
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Total Cancer Care: A Patient Partnership to Further Cancer Research

October 9, 2014 4:39 pm
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Total Cancer Care- A Patient Partnership to Further Cancer Research

At The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), physicians and researchers understand that there is no routine cancer. Because cancers are so unique, experts need many tissue samples to study a particular type of cancer. “Cancer is very different from, say, heart disease, which may have only four or five causes,” says Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of...
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Patient Room Amenities in the New Home of The James

October 2, 2014 2:05 pm
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Patient Room Amenities in the New Home of The James

When patients enter the new home of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to receive treatment, they will be cared for on an individual basis. That’s why each inpatient floor in the new James addresses one specific type of cancer. Floors dedicated to one type of cancer require not only sub-specialized physicians, but also sub-specialized nurses. “We work as teams so everybody on the floor will be...
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