New Statewide Initiative Aims to Identify New Treatments, Reduce Endometrial Cancer Rates

Potential new endometrial (uterine) cancer treatments may well be on the horizon thanks to a new statewide study called OPTEC, or Ohio Prevention and Treatment of Endometrial Cancer.

Initiated at the OSUCCC – James, OPTEC aims to identify potential new treatments for endometrial cancer patients – and, equally importantly – identify ways to actually reduce the chance of a woman ever getting the disease.

By identifying women with a genetic abnormality known as Lynch Syndrome, the experts are able to put patients on treatment plans that often respond dramatically well to a new class of drugs for patients with this syndrome. Additionally, if family members are identified who also have the genetic anomaly, they, too, can pursue a personalized path that can either detect their cancer earlier or prevent them from getting the disease altogether.

comments powered by Disqus
Blog Logo

Upcoming Events

Victory Drummers

1/5/2018 9:30:00 AM - 3/23/2018 11:00:00 AM

322 Mt Vernon Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Directions

Nia

1/9/2018 6:00:00 PM - 1/23/2018 7:00:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Directions

Victory Choir

1/10/2018 6:00:00 PM - 3/28/2018 7:30:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Directions

Gentle Yoga Wednesdays

1/10/2018 6:30:00 PM - 1/24/2018 7:45:00 PM

1042 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Directions

Victory Drummers

1/12/2018 9:30:00 AM - 3/23/2018 11:00:00 AM

322 Mt Vernon Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Directions

Coffee and Conversation: Nutrition and Cancer

1/17/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2/7/2018 2:00:00 PM

4519 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Directions

Coffee and Conversation: Nutrition and Cancer

1/17/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2/7/2018 2:00:00 PM

4519 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Directions

Victory Choir

1/17/2018 6:00:00 PM - 3/28/2018 7:30:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Directions

Gentle Yoga - Thursdays

1/18/2018 12:00:00 PM - 3/21/2018 1:15:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Directions

Victory Drummers

1/19/2018 9:30:00 AM - 3/23/2018 11:00:00 AM

322 Mt Vernon Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Directions

View More