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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Radiation Oncology: An Extraordinary Space in the New Home of The James

July 31, 2014 3:57 pm
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Radiation oncology is one of the most extraordinary spaces in the new home of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.  There is no routine cancer, and the new James is no routine cancer hospital. “The mere fact that we’re on the second floor of the new James speaks volumes about the uniqueness of our radiation oncology center,” says Arnab Chakravarti, MD, chair of the department of radiation...
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Ovarian Cancer & the Lynch Syndrome Link

July 26, 2014 8:35 am
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Can medical experts really predict if a woman will get ovarian or uterine/endometrial cancer? In many cases, yes – they really can. An inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome is actually the most common cause of hereditary uterine cancer, and it also increases the risk of ovarian cancer. The syndrome is passed down from generation to generation, predisposing these women not only to gynecologic cancers, but to colon and...
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On-Demand Dining in the New Home of The James

July 17, 2014 12:55 pm
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Cancer affects all aspects of life, including eating habits. It can be challenging for cancer patients to not only find foods that taste good, but also foods that complement treatment and speed recovery. However, treatment can affect diet differently based upon the patient. “Just like there’s no routine cancer, there’s no routine diet plan either,” says Drew Patterson, culinary director for nutrition services at The Ohio State University Comprehensive...
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