Head & Neck Cancer: Recent Discoveries and New Clinical Trials

April 3, 2014 2:23 pm
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What is Head and Neck Cancer? Cancers collectively known as head and neck cancers typically begin in cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck including the mouth, nose and throat. Head and neck cancers are further categorized by the area in which they begin. According to the National Cancer Institute, tobacco use, alcohol use and human papillomavirus infection are important risk factors for head...
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How Does HPV Affect Me? [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 1, 2014 10:10 am
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How Does HPV Affect Me

HPV – short for human papillomavirus – is a group of more than 150 related viruses that live in certain cells found in the surface of the skin and in moist surfaces like the vagina, anus, cervix, vulva, head of the penis, mouth, throat, trachea, bronchi and lungs. Low-risk HPV types can cause genital warts and cellular changes that do not cause cancer. However, high-risk HPV types have been...
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Happy National Doctors Day!

March 30, 2014 3:20 pm
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Happy National Doctors Day

Each year March 30 marks a day for communities to honor the doctors who have nursed us back to health, provided our loved ones with comfort and saved lives. The physicians at the OSUCCC – James have a remarkable passion for cancer care. Each expert specializes in treating one type of cancer. That specialization across all modes of treatment – surgery, radiation oncology and chemotherapy – leads to improved...
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Driving FORE Cancer Research

March 25, 2014 9:19 am
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Driving FORE Cancer Research

Mark Thomas is what his friends call a “doer.” When his aunt died from ovarian cancer in 2006, immediately his thoughts turned to what he could do to promote cancer research. “Why not start a golf tournament?” he recalls thinking—an event in which he and his friends could get together and have fun while raising money for a good cause. Now, just seven years later, Thomas, along with a...
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