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Interested high school students are invited to apply for the new Teen Board of Advocates at the Stephenson Cancer Center. This program will help students understand the impact of cancer in their communities and the actions that we can take to reduce the burden of cancer for our state through preventions, screenings, and research. Students will learn from experts in philanthropy, community engagement, and cancer research at the Stephenson Cancer Center. During the program, the Teen Board will create and develop a series outreach efforts in their community.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) selected nine Stephenson Cancer Center researchers to present oral and poster presentations at the AACR 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. This meeting, held April 14-18, brought together 20,000 cancer physicians, researchers, and medical professionals from across the world to discuss some of the latest discoveries in the fight to end cancer. The theme for this year’s annual meeting was, “Driving Innovative Cancer Science to Patient Care.”
The Stephenson Cancer Center has joined the prestigious Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a personalized medicine consortium that includes of some of the nation’s leading cancer centers and that aims to develop more personalized and effective treatments for cancer.
Debra L. Richardson, MD, a gynecologic oncologist, has established her medical practice with the Stephenson Cancer Center. She has also been named an associate professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
The Stephenson Cancer Center now ranks number one in the nation for the number of patients participating in clinical trials for new cancer therapies sponsored by the National Clinical Trials Network. Participating in clinical trials improves patient outcomes by providing access to new and promising drugs to battle cancer.
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