Breast Cancer Care in Women Over 65

May 15, 2014 1:49 pm
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Age has always been a risk factor for cancer, but as the population ages, oncologists are seeing more and more cancer patients over 65. “Almost 45 percent of new breast cancer cases diagnosed in the United States in 2013 occurred in women older than 65 years,” says Ewa Mrozek, MD, a medical oncologist at the OSUCCC – James. Because of this trend, physicians, researchers and other medical experts must...
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Celebrate National Cancer Research Month

May 13, 2014 10:55 am
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During May, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) participates in a celebration of National Cancer Research Month to recognize high-quality, innovative cancer research across the country. Research at the OSUCCC – James Our vision is to create a cancer-free world, one person, one discovery at a time. To do so, we’ve accepted the mission to eradicate cancer...
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Hope’s Boutique Manager Will Carry Fond Memories Into Retirement

May 11, 2014 9:30 am
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Hope’s Boutique Manager Will Carry Fond Memories Into Retirement

When Vera Garofalo started visiting corporate and community partners in the early 1990s to spread the word about the importance of mammograms, she didn’t utter the words “breast cancer.” It was a different time, she recalls, a time when people didn’t talk easily about cancer – long before today’s pink ribbon awareness campaign and federal guidelines on screenings. That things have changed becomes quickly evident to anyone watching Garofalo...
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Clinical Trials: Moving Cancer Treatments Forward

May 8, 2014 3:32 pm
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Clinical trials play a vital role in advancing cancer care and treatment. “Clinical Trials are the only way we make progress against cancer,” says Steven Devine, MD, director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). What is a Clinical Trial? A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a...
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