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

June 15, 2014 9:59 am
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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...
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What Is Thyroid Cancer?

June 12, 2014 3:12 pm
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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...
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Pelotonia 5-Year Total Surpasses $61 Million

June 10, 2014 3:10 pm
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Pelotonia 5-Year Total Surpasses $61 Million

Riders, virtual riders and donors in Pelotonia 13, the annual grassroots bicycle tour that generates money for cancer research at Ohio State, raised a record $19,007,104, easily exceeding the Pelotonia 12 total of $16.87 million. Pelotonia staff presented a check for the new total – which pushes the overall five-year tally for this popular event to more than $61 million – to OSUCCC Director and James CEO Michael A....
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Constructing a Cure: Home For Hope Raises Money For Cancer Research

June 8, 2014 12:11 pm
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CONSTRUCTING A CURE

When Charles Ruma was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, he had only one thought on his mind: giving back. With the help of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Ruma beat cancer. “I was treated at the James at Ohio State, and throughout that process … I wanted a way to give back to the University,”...
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