How Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes Can Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 1.7 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year — but that number doesn't have to be that high. Learn more about cancer prevention from The James experts. Read More

Nearly 1.7 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year — but that number doesn't have to be that high. Learn more about cancer prevention from The James experts. Read More

Power of Prevention, Part 1: The Answer to Cancer

The adage that "an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure" carries substantial weight in the realm of cancer control."You are the answer to cancer," says Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH. Read More

The adage that "an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure" carries substantial weight in the realm of cancer control."You are the answer to cancer," says Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, a cancer prevention and control expert at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). A federal report on cancer status in the United States supports her contention. 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

WHO Declares Air Pollution a Carcinogen

In the fall of 2013, the World Health Organization officially declared air pollution a carcinogen. Read More

In the fall of 2013, the World Health Organization officially declared air pollution a carcinogen.“What the World Health Organization does is assemble a panel of experts to review literature, publications and studies from animal to human epidemiology,” says Peter Shields, MD, deputy director of the OSUCCC. “Looking at all the data, they concluded that air pollution is a cause of lung cancer.” Read More