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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Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Raises $1.5 Million

March 2, 2014 11:48 am
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Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Raises $1.5 Million

Raising funds for cancer research is the goal of the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. The seventh such voyage was completed Monday morning, after a four-day-and-five-night excursion to Grand Cayman Island, and this year’s cruise has raised a record amount so far: approximately $1.5 million for the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and...
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Cancer Discoveries Translated from Lab to Patient Bedside

February 28, 2014 3:58 pm
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Need an English phrase translated into Spanish? Multiple online tools will fix you right up. How about translating a text message into spoken words? There’s an app for that, too. And when it comes to the latest cancer research, discoveries and treatments, something called translational research is leading the charge to move us closer to a cancer-free world. According to The James CEO Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, translational research...
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Recent BMJ Mammography Study Deeply Flawed – Women Urged to Continue Screening Tests

February 25, 2014 12:15 pm
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Recent BMJ Mammography Study Deeply Flawed

Women questioning the value of screening mammography based on a recent study published in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) should pause and look more closely at the data. Medical societies and breast cancer specialists across the nation agree: The data is flawed and misleading. There is no question that screening mammography saves lives. More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Mammograms aren’t perfect, but they...
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