Physician-Researcher Finds Much to Enjoy in Annual Pelotonia Ride

There are many things that Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD, likes about training for and riding in Pelotonia: from the bike ride itself, to training with his wife, and the sense of community the event fosters. Read More

There are many things that Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD, likes about training for and riding in Pelotonia: from the bike ride itself, to training with his wife, and the sense of community the event fosters. Read More

OCCPI: Pelotonia-Funded Research Saves Lives of At-Risk Family Members

James McDaniel’s colon cancer diagnosis came as no surprise. His father, uncle and grandfather all succumbed to the disease in their mid-40s. Read More

James McDaniel’s colon cancer diagnosis came as no surprise. His father, uncle and grandfather all succumbed to the disease in their mid-40s. “I’d been expecting it,” says McDaniel, who was age 48 at the time of his diagnosis. A vice president of the mortgage division at Huntington and father of three daughters, McDaniel had been cleared during his cancer screening at age 44 and told to come back for another screening in five years - but that was prior to the discovery that he has Lynch syndrome, an inherited genetic condition that predisposes individuals to colorectal and uterine cancer. Read More

Lynch Syndrome: The Cancer Connection Uncovered [INFOGRAPHIC]

Researchers at the OSUCCC – James discovered just how big of an impact genetic variations can have on an individual’s cancer detection, prevention, treatment and cure. Read More

There is no routine cancer, and researchers at the OSUCCC – James discovered just how big of an impact genetic variations can have on an individual’s cancer detection, prevention, treatment and cure when they found a direct relationship between the presence of Lynch syndrome and colorectal cancer in patients. This discovery led to a pioneering of screening efforts to increase years of life for those affected with LS. Read More

Pelotonia: United To Chase Cancer Down

After beginning in 2009, Pelotonia has become an annual, nationally acclaimed cycling experience that draws together thousands of riders, volunteers, patients, families and friends who want to end cancer. Read More

After beginning in 2009 as a grassroots bike tour to raise money for innovative and life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), Pelotonia has become an annual, nationally acclaimed cycling experience that draws together thousands of riders, volunteers, patients, families and friends who want to stamp out cancer forever. Read More

4 Cancer Discoveries Supported by Pelotonia

Why ride, donate or volunteer for Pelotonia? The promise of Pelotonia is revealed in part by the discoveries made by teams of researchers at the OSUCCC – James who receive support from the annual event. Read More

Why ride, donate or volunteer for Pelotonia? The promise of Pelotonia is revealed in part by the discoveries made by teams of researchers at the OSUCCC – James who receive support from the annual event. Read More

Pelotonia Fellowship Program: Encouraging Inquiring Minds

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program is fueling interest in cancer research among Ohio State students at all levels of training. Read More

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program is fueling interest in cancer research among Ohio State students at all levels of training. The program enables promising students who might one day become independent cancer researchers to explore their interests in the labs of faculty mentors.The program had awarded 225 student fellowships by the end of 2013. Read More

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

Cancer risk can be impacted by a number of things, including family history, lifestyle choices and pre-existing health conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Read More

Cancer risk can be impacted by a number of things, including family history, lifestyle choices and pre-existing health conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD encompasses two disorders: ulcerative colitis, which affects the large intestine, and Crohn’s Disease, which can affect various areas of the digestive tract. Both disorders result in repetitive cycles of pain, nausea or diarrhea and constipation. Read More