Join us on The James Cancer-Free World Podcast as we talk to the top scientists and doctors at the OSUCCC – James. They’ll discuss – in easy-to-understand language – all the cutting-edge cancer research going on at Ohio State and how this is improving patient care and ultimately saving lives.

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The National Cancer Institute has awarded The James an $11 million grant to reduce cervical cancer in women in several Appalachian states. The program is led by Dr. Electra Paskett and includes smoking cessation as well as HPV screening and education about the effectiveness of the HPV vaccination in eliminating cervical cancer.

Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemo and radiation can have a negative impact on a man's fertility and sexual function. Dr. Lawrence Jenkins, director of the Men's Health and Male Fertility Preservation Program at The James, explains the issues, challenges and treatments available for cancer patients.

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer and melanoma than all other cancers combined. Dr. Spaccarelli is a James expert in this area and explains what skin cancer and melanoma are, the differences, how you can reduce your risk and prevent this type of cancer, and some treatment breakthroughs that are saving lives.

The James is at the forefront of digital pathology, which utilizes advances in genetics and computer technology to create digital slides/images of every tumor sample. This allows for faster and more accurate diagnosis, helps researchers create better and more targeted treatments and enables physicians to understand the specific cancer profile of each patient's cancer.

Dr. Wesolowski explains how researchers at The James and around the world are working on individual vaccines for patients with cancer or who have a high risk of cancer. While still in the early stages of development, individual cancer vaccines show great promise.

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