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Lung cancer is a notoriously difficult type of cancer to treat because, in most cases, it has spread to other parts of the body by the time it is discovered. However, if microscopic lung tumor cells could be detected earlier, treatment might have a better chance of being effective. Rajagopal Ramesh, Ph.D., a researcher at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine, recently received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further study a gene that shows promise in suppressing tumor cells.
The Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine is hosting a World Cancer Day celebration and education event on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the Stephenson Cancer Center, 800 NE 10th Street.
Researchers at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine continue to advance the evidence base for mobile-phone delivered tobacco cessation interventions and their usefulness in helping people quit smoking.
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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