Study Reveals How Cancer Cells Thrive in Oxygen-Starved Tumors

December 13, 2014 8:08 am
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Nick Denko, MD

How cancer cells thrive under conditions of low oxygen, or hypoxia, within tumors is poorly understood, but researchers at the OSUCCC – James have identified a mechanism that enables cancer cells to proliferate even in low oxygen. The findings might offer a new strategy for inhibiting tumor growth by reversing this hypoxia-triggered pathway. The study found that cancer cells can alter how they use the amino acid glutamine. Normally,...
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The James: Closing the Doors to an Era While Entering a New Frontier of Discovery

December 12, 2014 9:10 am
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James Cancer Hospital

It’s hard to imagine now that 24 years ago when the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital opened its doors, it became the Midwest’s first and only freestanding hospital dedicated to serving patients with cancer. The James welcomed its initial 17 patients on July 9, 1990, and quickly became a critical component of the healthcare landscape–offering cutting-edge treatments and research that has saved lives for patients at The James and...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014 7:37 am
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Happy Thanksgiving

From all the staff and faculty at the OSUCCC – James, we wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Learn More About Your Risk For Cancer

November 25, 2014 8:04 am
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Hampel, Heather

In 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving as National Family History Day to encourage Americans to learn more about their family histories while they are spending time together. Sharing family medical history information is important because it can help family members understand their risks for developing certain diseases such as cancer or coronary heart disease, which are the two most common diseases and causes of death in the...
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