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Akhil Srivastava, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, was recently awarded a highly competitive federal research grant to study lung cancer among veterans and those currently serving in the military.

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Oklahoma women with little or no insurance will have access to no-cost mobile mammograms through grants awarded to the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine from local chapters of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Obesity has long been associated with encouraging the growth of tumor cells, but a recent study reveals that obesity can also play a role in improved outcomes in cancer patients treated with immunotherapy. Physician-scientists from the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine participated in this collaborative study along with researchers from the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento.

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Researchers from around the nation will meet at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in early December to discuss the ways nanotechnology can be used to detect, diagnose and treat cancer. Stephenson Cancer Center and the OU Health Sciences Center are hosts for the 2018 END2Cancer – Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer – conference. It will be held Dec. 5-7 at the Samis Education Center on the Oklahoma City campus.

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Researchers from the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine presented five abstracts at The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 33rd Annual Meeting. The mission of the Society is to improve cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science, development, and application of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. The annual meeting was held Nov. 7-11 in Washington, DC.

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