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Research Uses Mobile Technology to Help People Quit Smoking

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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Researcher Studies Effects of ‘Prehabilitation’ on Pancreatic Cancer Patients

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.

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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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