When Carla Prothro takes part in the Outpace Cancer run/walk on Oct. 6, she plans for every step to serve as thanks for Stephenson Cancer Center physicians and nurses who gave her a second chance at life.
Women, aged 40 and older, who have not had a mammogram in the past year and reside in Texas County, are invited to participate in the event.
The hope is that the drug – which uses the patient’s own immune cells and doesn’t cause side effects -- will attack and eliminate the cancer or keep it from changing over time.
Dr. Javier Jo is developing computer technology and a new medical device that he hopes can detect oral cancer at an early stage, when the survival rate is much higher.
Physicians at Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine recommend that men begin annual prostate cancer screening at age 50 -- earlier if family history suggests greater risk.