Predicting Brain Tumor Survival with DNA

By examining the predictive power of a patient's DNA in relation to brain tumor survival, our researchers could lead the way to advancements in targeted treatments. Read More

By examining the predictive power of a patient's DNA in relation to brain tumor survival, our researchers could lead the way to advancements in targeted treatments. Read More

Genomics Means Better Personalized Treatment for Colon Cancer

This week on Toward a Cancer-Free World, we see how using genomics – studying a patient’s genetic and DNA “fingerprints,” so to speak – helps the experts at The James offer more personalized treatment. Read More

This week on Toward a Cancer-Free World, we see how using genomics – studying a patient’s genetic and DNA “fingerprints,” so to speak – helps the experts at The James offer more personalized treatment. Read More

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative will complement the OSUCCC - James precision cancer medicine efforts that are already underway to aid cancer diagnosis and treatment. Read More

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative will complement the OSUCCC - James precision cancer medicine efforts that are already underway for using genomic technologies to aid cancer diagnosis and treatment. Read More

Translational Research in the New Home of The James

Cancer is a complicated disease that afflicts millions of Americans each year. Fortunately, researchers and oncologists like those at the OSUCCC – James work daily to combat cancer of all types. Read More

Cancer is a complicated disease that afflicts millions of Americans each year. Fortunately, researchers and oncologists like those at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) work daily to combat cancer of all types. Read More

Head & Neck Cancer: Recent Discoveries and New Clinical Trials

Cancers collectively known as head and neck cancers typically begin in cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck including the mouth, nose and throat. Read More

Cancers collectively known as head and neck cancers typically begin in cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck including the mouth, nose and throat. Head and neck cancers are further categorized by the area in which they begin. According to the National Cancer Institute, tobacco use, alcohol use and human papillomavirus infection are important risk factors for head and neck cancers. Read More

How Does HPV Affect Me? [INFOGRAPHIC]

HPV – short for human papillomavirus – is a group of more than 150 related viruses that live in certain cells found in the surface of the skin and in moist surfaces like the vagina, anus and cervix. Read More

HPV – short for human papillomavirus – is a group of more than 150 related viruses that live in certain cells found in the surface of the skin and in moist surfaces like the vagina, anus, cervix, vulva, head of the penis, mouth, throat, trachea, bronchi and lungs. Low-risk HPV types can cause genital warts and cellular changes that do not cause cancer. Read More

What is Cervical Cancer? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cancer of the cervix was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Fortunately, an increase in screening and related research has helped reduce the death rate. Read More

Cancer of the cervix was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Fortunately, an increase in screening and related research has helped reduce the death rate by almost 70 percent. Check out the infographic below for more information on cervical cancer incidence, risk and screening based on research from experts at the OSUCCC – James. Read More

What is Cancer?

The human body is made up of trillions of cells that grow, divide into new cells and then die in an orderly manner. Read More

The human body is made up of trillions of cells that grow, divide into new cells and then die in an orderly manner. When we’re young, cells divide quickly to allow for growth, and when we become adults, cells most commonly divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair an injury. Cancer – the general name given to a group of more than 100 diseases – begins when cells in part of the body start to grow out of control. Read More

Cancer's Next Great Hope

Call it cancer’s thumbprint. It’s the indelible, one-of-a-kind signature found in the DNA of every cancer patient. Read More

Call it cancer’s thumbprint. It’s the indelible, one-of-a-kind signature found in the DNA of every cancer patient. And it’s not only the catalyst to unlocking personalized treatment options and improved outcomes, but it’s also the key to predicting the risk of getting certain cancers altogether. Read More

Genetic Testing: What Consumers Need to Know

Imagine taking a guided tour of your own DNA – the biological roadmap on any number of pathways that could lead to specific illnesses. Read More

Imagine taking a guided tour of your own DNA – the biological roadmap on any number of pathways that could lead to specific illnesses. Medical experts have actually been doing it for years, studying genes and identifying risk factors and precursors for a number of diseases, including cancer. And the studies and testing are getting even more sophisticated with each passing year. Read More