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A 150-year-old drug might improve radiation therapy for cancer

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Source: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center From: sciencedaily.com A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a recent study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — …

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A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works

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Source: Ohio State University From: .sciencedaily.com This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study, researchers found that a program designed at The Ohio State University to reduce harmful stress in cancer patients can be taught to …

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How Can Patients in Underserved Communities Access Quality Care for Breast Cancer?

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By: Elaine K. Howley From: health.usnews.com Just as breast cancer isn’t a single thing for all patients, neither is the quality of the treatment patients receive for it. And even accessing that care can be a varied experience for many patients depending on factors ranging from location and ethnicity to education level and socio-economic status. Dr. Electra Paskett, associate director …

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Ohio State ramping up research on cancer drugs

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By: JoAnne Viviano From: dispatch.com Researchers at an Ohio State University institute that seeks to move prospective cancer therapies from the lab to the patient have targeted six projects to focus on this year. The Drug Development Institute, buoyed by funds from the Pelotonia bicycling tour and the philanthropic Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation, hopes to help scientists bring novel …

Stress: A Cause Of Breast Cancer?

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By Peter Zafirides, M.D. Ohio State University researchers say the study suggests a specific gene, called ATF3, may be the crucial link between stress and cancer, including metastasis – the major cause of cancer death. Previous public health studies have shown that stress is a risk factor for cancer. Researchers already know that ATF3 is activated, or expressed, in response …

Stress: A Cause Of Breast Cancer?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. Ohio State University researchers say the study suggests a specific gene, called ATF3, may be the crucial link between stress and cancer, including metastasis – the major cause of cancer death. Previous public health studies have shown that stress is a risk factor for cancer. Researchers already know that ATF3 is activated, or expressed, in response …

Scientists ID Gene Linked to Aggressive Liver Cancer

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From Drugs.com Researchers have found a gene they say can help identify patients facing aggressive liver cancer, and may prove key to their future treatment. This is good news in a field “that has not had big advances before this and has not been the beneficiary of genomic medicine,” said Dr. Richard Goldberg, a professor of medicine at the Ohio …