New Discovery in Lung Cancer Holds Added Promise for Patients

June 19, 2014 1:15 pm
0 Comments comment

One novel idea. Sometimes that’s all it takes to change a life. And sometimes, it just might save one. David Carbone, MD, PhD, who was recruited to Ohio State to establish a Thoracic Oncology Center at the university’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research institute (OSUCCC – James), knows this firsthand. It was his idea that saved a patient’s life and changed what the experts...
Read More

Pelotonia Fellowship Program: Encouraging Inquiring Minds

June 17, 2014 6:30 am
0 Comments comment
Pelotonia Fellowship Program-Encouraging Inquiring Minds

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program is fueling interest in cancer research among Ohio State students at all levels of training. The program enables promising students who might one day become independent cancer researchers to explore their interests in the labs of faculty mentors. The program had awarded 225 student fellowships by the end of 2013. The awardees included 99 undergraduate students, 59 graduate students, four...
Read More

The Power of Prevention, Part 6: OSU Researchers Studying Strawberries for Oral Cancer Prevention

June 15, 2014 9:59 am
0 Comments comment
The Power of Prevention, Part 6- OSU Researchers Studying Strawberries for Oral Cancer Prevention

Medical researchers at The Ohio State University are working to finish a clinical study of how natural compounds in strawberries may help prevent oral cancer. The team has applied a strawberry-based confection to the high-risk oral cavity of smokers, believing that anticancer compounds in the berries will cause genes altered by tobacco smoke to once again resemble the normal genes of never-smokers, thus preventing cancer development. “Complex mixtures of...
Read More

What Is Thyroid Cancer?

June 12, 2014 3:12 pm
0 Comments comment

In 2014, roughly 63,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a new case of thyroid cancer – cancer of the hormonal glands in the neck. And according to Manisha Shah, MD, a medical oncologist at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, thyroid cancers are on the rise. Unfortunately, the cause for the rise in thyroid cancers is unknown. “There are multiple...
Read More