There Is No Routine Cancer

June 24, 2014 10:55 am
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There Is No Routine Cancer

Just as no two people are exactly the same, neither are their cancers. Each patient’s cancer is fueled by different elements that help cancer cells develop, survive, invade and grow. These elements – or genetic differences – are the reason there is no routine cancer. Researchers and oncologists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are using...
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What Is Thyroid Cancer?

June 12, 2014 3:12 pm
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In 2014, roughly 63,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a new case of thyroid cancer – cancer of the hormonal glands in the neck. And according to Manisha Shah, MD, a medical oncologist at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, thyroid cancers are on the rise. Unfortunately, the cause for the rise in thyroid cancers is unknown. “There are multiple...
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Kasich Designates May 4-10 as Brain Tumor Awareness Week in Ohio

May 4, 2014 8:00 am
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Kasich Designates May 4-10 as Brain Tumor Awareness Week in Ohio

In connection with National Brain Tumor Awareness Month (May), and at the request of the OSUCCC – James, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a resolution designating the first full week of May (May 4-10) as Brain Tumor Awareness Week statewide. The resolution was developed with help from OSUCCC – James Government Affairs staff and Vinay Puduvalli, MBBS, professor and director of the Department of Neuro-Oncology at Ohio State....
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Understanding Multiple Myeloma

April 6, 2014 10:57 am
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Understanding Multiple Myeloma

With the recent news about Tom Brokaw’s myeloma diagnosis, there has been more interest in what multiple myeloma is. In myeloma, the cells in the bone marrow that are cancerous are plasma cells – these are white cells, and where 80 percent of their job is to make antibodies. The process of going from a normal plasma cell to a myeloma cell can take years or decades. Initially, one...
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