4 Cancer Discoveries Supported by Pelotonia

July 6, 2014 8:22 am
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4 Cancer Discoveries Funded by Pelotonia

Why ride, donate or volunteer for Pelotonia? The promise of Pelotonia is revealed in part by the discoveries made by teams of researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) who receive support from the annual event. STRESS GENE HAS ROLE IN TUMOR METASTASIS With a Pelotonia Idea Grant as partial support, a team of OSUCCC –...
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Emily Marsh-Fleming: From Pool to Pelotonia

July 3, 2014 9:12 am
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Emily Marsh-Fleming - From Pool to Pelotonia

Emily Marsh-Fleming, 38, a national champion synchronized swimmer while an Ohio State undergrad from 1994-97, was well into her cancer journey when she decided to participate in Pelotonia 11. Until then, her only biking experience involved riding to the pool, classes and home as an Ohio State student. “The first time I set out on my bike, which my dad had disassembled and mailed to me in my freshman...
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5 Physical Changes To Expect From Cancer

July 1, 2014 6:55 am
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5 Physical Changes To Expect From Cancer

When undergoing cancer treatment, it’s important to understand that your body will change. Whether your body looks different or you simply feel that you look different, recognizing the physical changes in your body and coping with them in a healthy way is crucial to your well-being. These physical changes can be a result of cancer itself or side effects from the treatment you are receiving. Regardless of their cause,...
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Ibrutinib: Drug Approved for Chronic Leukemia

June 29, 2014 8:05 am
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Ibrutinib- Drug Approved for Chronic Leukemia

On her 70th birthday in June 2012, Judy Hileman, a Kansas native with a PhD in nursing, was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). After two chemotherapy regimens failed, Hileman’s condition worsened to ultra-high risk CLL, and her oncologists searched for clinical trials around the nation that might help her. Hileman opted for a Pelotonia funded phase II clinical trial at Ohio State of the drug ibrutinib. Ibrutinib (Imbruvica®)...
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