The Power of Prevention, Part 5: Grants Support U.S.-China Study on Preventing Esophageal Cancer

June 3, 2014 10:15 am
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The Power of Prevention, Part 5

Researchers in China and at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are studying precancerous lesions of the esophagus in hopes of devising strategies to prevent esophageal cancer. The study is funded by an international collaborative research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Principal investigator Tong Chen, MD, PhD, a...
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Hawk’s Locks: Providing Supportive Patient Care for Women and Children

June 1, 2014 8:10 am
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Hawk’s Locks

As a Lombardi Award winner for the top college linebacker and a two-time All-American during his time at Ohio State, A.J. Hawk is well known by fans around the Buckeye state and equally admired as a current linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. And for many years, he was as widely known for the long hair streaming from beneath his helmet as for the many football accolades he has...
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Brain Cancer & New Treatment Options

May 29, 2014 12:05 pm
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At any given moment, there are about 700,000 individuals with brain or spinal cord tumors in the United States, and about 140,000 of those individuals have malignant tumors – cancer. Treatment options for brain cancer patients have been limited, but recent discoveries have proven effective in developing new treatments. “Over the last maybe forty years or so, the new treatment options have been limited to maybe a handful of...
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The Power of Prevention, Part 4: Faith-Based Obesity Battle

May 27, 2014 12:45 pm
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The Power of Prevention, Part 4- Faith-Based Obesity Battle

A research team at the OSUCCC – James is partnering with churches in a five-state region to refine and test a faith-based intervention program to promote health and reduce cancer risk by addressing obesity. Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, associate director for population sciences at the OSUCCC – James, is principal investigator for the project, which is the research part of the larger Appalachian Community Cancer Network (ACCN), a network funded...
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