Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

March 13, 2014 3:12 pm
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Cancer risk can be impacted by a number of things, including family history, lifestyle choices and pre-existing health conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD encompasses two disorders: ulcerative colitis, which affects the large intestine, and Crohn’s Disease, which can affect various areas of the digestive tract. Both disorders result in repetitive cycles of pain, nausea or diarrhea and constipation. However, IBD should not be confused with irritable bowel...
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Treating Oncologic Emergencies

March 11, 2014 9:00 am
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Treating Oncologic Emergencies

A cancer emergency department is among the innovative features of the new Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). The James Cancer Emergency Department (ED) will be contiguous with the traditional Ohio State Wexner Medical Center ED. “It will be among the first fully integrated cancer EDs in the nation,” says Richard Goldberg, MD, physician-in-chief...
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Individualized Cancer Care for Every Patient

March 9, 2014 12:52 pm
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At the new home of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, physicians and researchers will work together to provide individualized cancer care. “Cancer care, just like any other team at OSU, is a team sport,” says Richard Goldberg, MD, physician-in-chief of the OSUCCC – James. “We have to have many different people collaborating to give people the best possible care. “ Members of The James teams are...
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New Study Recommends Ovary Removal for Women With BRCA Mutations

March 4, 2014 7:49 am
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New Study Recommends Ovary Removal for Women with BRCA Mutations

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations who protectively had their ovaries removed (oophorectomy) reduced their risk of ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer by 80 percent and their overall risk of death by 77 percent. Investigators at the OSUCCC – James, including co-author and licensed genetic counselor Leigha Senter, MS, LGC, collaborated on this study, which...
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