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New $3 Million NCI Grant at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Aims to Help People Stop Smoking

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.

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Vaccinating Against Melanoma: New NIH Grant Advances Cancer Vaccine Work at OU

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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Research Finds Newest Generation of E-Cigarettes May Improve Your Ability to Quit Smoking

Have cigarettes finally met their match? New research from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center demonstrates that the newest generation of e-cigarettes may be a powerful tool in quitting tobacco.

Published in the international journal, Tobacco Control, this research shows that the newest generation of high-powered e-cigarettes is able to deliver nicotine just like a cigarette, but with much lower levels of cancer-causing agents and no carbon monoxide.

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Urologist Oncologist Elected to Society for Pelvic Surgeons

Michael Cookson, MD, professor and chair of the department of Urology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, has been elected to the Society for Pelvic Surgeons. Cookson also holds the Donald D. Albers Chair and is director of Prostate and Urologic Cancer Services at Stephenson Cancer Center.

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