Ohio State: An Exceptional Comprehensive Cancer Center Helping Cancer Patients

Director of the OSUCCC Dr. Michael Caligiuri discusses the importance of being an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, where research flourishes and the best scientists and physicians want to work. Read More

Director of the OSUCCC Dr. Michael Caligiuri discusses the importance of being an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, where research flourishes and the best scientists and physicians want to work. Read More

The Power of Prevention, Part 6: OSU Studying Strawberries for Oral Cancer Prevention

Medical researchers at The Ohio State University are working to finish a clinical study of how natural compounds in strawberries may help prevent oral cancer. Read More

Medical researchers at The Ohio State University are working to finish a clinical study of how natural compounds in strawberries may help prevent oral cancer. The team has applied a strawberry-based confection to the high-risk oral cavity of smokers, believing that anticancer compounds in the berries will cause genes altered by tobacco smoke to once again resemble the normal genes of never-smokers, thus preventing cancer development. Read More

The Power of Prevention, Part 4: Faith-Based Obesity Battle

A research team at the OSUCCC – James is partnering with churches in a five-state region to refine and test a faith-based intervention program to promote health and reduce cancer risk. Read More

A research team at the OSUCCC – James is partnering with churches in a five-state region to refine and test a faith-based intervention program to promote health and reduce cancer risk by addressing obesity. Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, associate director for population sciences at the OSUCCC – James, is principal investigator for the project, which is the research part of the larger Appalachian Community Cancer Network (ACCN), a network funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 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

Tobacco Research in Ohio to Benefit the Entire Nation

Do some people take up tobacco because of how it’s marketed to them, or is it because they’re genetically predisposed to using it? Read More

Do some people take up tobacco because of how it’s marketed to them, or is it because they’re genetically predisposed to using it? Maybe it’s the influence of family and friends that spurs someone to light up? Whatever the causes, we’re about to find out. For the next five years, researchers at the OSUCCC – James will do a deep dive into multiple studies designed to find out exactly what makes young and old alike take up tobacco, a deadly habit. Read More

Pursuing a Cancer-Free World

Recent successes at the OSUCCC – James have furthered our pursuit of a cancer-free world. Our fifth annual Pelotonia attracted a record 6,723 riders and thousands of virtual riders and volunteers. Read More

Recent successes at the OSUCCC – James have furthered our pursuit of a cancer-free world. Our fifth annual Pelotonia bicycling event, held in August, attracted a record 6,723 riders from 41 states and nine countries, plus 3,451 virtual riders and 2,445 volunteers. The amount raised during Pelotonia exceeded $19 million, pushing the five-year total to more than $61 million. Read More