Brain Cancer & New Treatment Options

May 29, 2014 12:05 pm
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At any given moment, there are about 700,000 individuals with brain or spinal cord tumors in the United States, and about 140,000 of those individuals have malignant tumors – cancer. Treatment options for brain cancer patients have been limited, but recent discoveries have proven effective in developing new treatments. “Over the last maybe forty years or so, the new treatment options have been limited to maybe a handful of...
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The Power of Prevention, Part 4: Faith-Based Obesity Battle

May 27, 2014 12:45 pm
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The Power of Prevention, Part 4- Faith-Based Obesity Battle

A research team at the OSUCCC – James is partnering with churches in a five-state region to refine and test a faith-based intervention program to promote health and reduce cancer risk by addressing obesity. Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, associate director for population sciences at the OSUCCC – James, is principal investigator for the project, which is the research part of the larger Appalachian Community Cancer Network (ACCN), a network funded...
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Pelotonia Turns 6

May 25, 2014 10:11 am
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Pelotonia Turns 6

I find it amazing that Pelotonia, our annual grassroots bicycle tour to raise money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James, will turn 6 years old in August. Even more remarkable is the incredible response the community shows at each event, the growing number of riders and volunteers, and the people along the road cheering the riders on. Also telling is the extraordinary support reflected in the money...
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Prostate Cancer: Multiple Treatment Options Available

May 22, 2014 3:45 pm
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Roughly one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. But how should men stay vigilant and prepared? Get Screened Physicians recommend that men begin annual prostate screening exams at the age of 50. However, men with higher risk of prostate cancer, including African-Americans and men with a family history of this disease, should begin screening in their 40s, says Geoffrey Box, MD, urologic surgeon at The Ohio...
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