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Following a diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumor and doctors telling her she had only 15 months to live, a 27-year-old Florida mother took a deep breath, prayed with her husband and started a blog.
What if a smartphone app could help you avoid relapsing back to smoking even before you knew you were at risk? A researcher from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center is developing smartphone-based technology to help people receive real-time tobacco cessation treatment when they are most at risk.
At the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, a team of health professionals and researchers has launched a new trial to compare different prehabilitation approaches for patients about to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an especially difficult disease, with survival rates under 7 percent.
Nearly 7 in 10 cigarette smokers are looking for a way to quit – and many smokers have turned to e-cigarettes for help. A researcher at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center has received a 5-year, $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of e-cigarette usage on smoking rates.
A new $562,825 federal grant advances research aimed at making vaccines against melanoma a reality for more patients. The work also may help bring clinical trials of those new vaccines to Oklahoma.
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