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There may be new hope for patients with advanced lung cancer. It comes in the form of a new tumor-suppressing treatment delivered by way of special nanoparticles. Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh, an Oklahoma TSET Cancer Research Scholar with the Stephenson Cancer Center, was a lead investigator in a Phase I clinical trial that evaluated a novel technique for treating patients with very advanced lung cancer. Patients enrolled in the trial had already exhausted other forms of cancer treatment and had experienced no improvement, despite such aggressive therapies.

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The Stephenson Cancer Center will be among the first in the world to offer proton therapy with a smaller, first-of-its-kind system newly approved by the FDA. The MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System is unique in that it was developed to provide the same precise, non-invasive treatment advantages and capabilities of complex, large and costly proton therapy systems but with higher patient volume, improved reliability, and lower implementation and operational costs. It is scheduled for delivery to the Stephenson Cancer Center this fall.

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Twelve undergraduate college students will spend their summer working in cancer research laboratories as participants in the Stephenson Cancer Center’s Summer Research Scholars program. The program, now in its third year, allows the students to work under the mentorship of senior cancer scientists and will encourage their interest and preparation for careers in cancer research or medicine. The cancer laboratories are located at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Physicians from the Oklahoma TSET Phase I Program at the Stephenson Cancer Center were selected to share their research findings at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The ASCO conference, which is being held this week in Chicago, is the premier international scientific and educational conference in oncology, bringing together top cancer clinicians and researchers from across the nation and around the world.

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