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Breast cancer is a difficult foe on its own, but patients often face an additional problem – degradation of their bones. More than 70 percent of patients with metastatic breast cancer also have bone metastasis, which results in pain, fractures, nerve compression and other symptoms. Certain drugs can help stabilize patients’ bones, but only about half the time.
Eight undergraduate students have been selected to a competitive summer program working in cancer research laboratories at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Program provides students experience working on nationally funded research projects under the mentorship of senior faculty leaders. This experience prepares students for careers in the field of cancer research and medicine.
Ted Wagener, PhD received the 2017 Provost’s Research Award for a Junior Faculty Member at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Spring Faculty Meeting. Wagener serves as the associate director of training at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center and holds an appointment as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the OU College of Medicine.
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.
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