Precision Cancer Medicine: Getting a Crystal-Clear Vision of Cancer

December 19, 2014 8:47 am
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Sameek Roychowdhury, MD

If you wear glasses, you remember the moment. You put those brand-new lenses in front of your eyes, and suddenly you saw every swirl of your fingerprint, every vein of a leaf from 10 paces away. Precision cancer medicine works much the same way. It’s the way the world’s leading cancer experts get a crystal-clear picture of precisely what drives a particular cancer’s growth. By studying cancer cells at...
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A Cancer Survivor’s Story of Hope, Courage and Inspiration

December 18, 2014 2:49 pm
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Tracy and Kim

This week’s Toward a Cancer-Free World celebrates a story of hope, courage and joy with James Cancer survivor, Kimberley Scott, whose story of an unexpected diagnosis and journey of fight and faith have inspired all those around her. Watch the video below.

Study Reveals How Cancer Cells Thrive in Oxygen-Starved Tumors

December 13, 2014 8:08 am
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Nick Denko, MD

How cancer cells thrive under conditions of low oxygen, or hypoxia, within tumors is poorly understood, but researchers at the OSUCCC – James have identified a mechanism that enables cancer cells to proliferate even in low oxygen. The findings might offer a new strategy for inhibiting tumor growth by reversing this hypoxia-triggered pathway. The study found that cancer cells can alter how they use the amino acid glutamine. Normally,...
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The James: Closing the Doors to an Era While Entering a New Frontier of Discovery

December 12, 2014 9:10 am
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James Cancer Hospital

It’s hard to imagine now that 24 years ago when the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital opened its doors, it became the Midwest’s first and only freestanding hospital dedicated to serving patients with cancer. The James welcomed its initial 17 patients on July 9, 1990, and quickly became a critical component of the healthcare landscape–offering cutting-edge treatments and research that has saved lives for patients at The James and...
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