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Cutting Edge Cancer Research In Ohio

Updated on October 19, 2013

The Bloch Cancer Survivors Park at OSU

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Breast cancer kills too many people every year. Women, men, even children.

As it is often said (paraphrased), "If we can put a man on the moon, then why can't we find a cure for the common cold and breast cancer?

Ohio may be behind 41 other US States in job development (according to Ohio gubernatorial candidate John Kasich), but it is pushing to the fore in Breast Cancer Research. Columbus Ohio and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute are the leading heroes in this action.


Our cancer researchers at The Ohio State University have undertaken to examine and find ways of eradicating one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, one that is particularly difficult.They have chosen one of the worst forms of the disease and intend to successfully combat it.

A new clinical trial (experiment involving treatment) is ongoing at this time at OSU. The trial includes extensive lab research to determine and extract methods and medicines that will successfully treat what is known as the deadly triple negative breast cancer. OSU reports that this type results in 15% of total cancer cases nationwide.

Whom does triple negative breast cancer affect most often? --

  1. Young women,
  2. African-American women...

...and their prognosis is usually poor upon detection of this form of the disease. OSU cancer professionals plan to change that status. This cancer is so difficult to treat, because it often does not respond to any treatments we have to offer at present. Something must be done. we do not often think of young women - even a few children and even men - developing breast cancer, but they do.


Our OSU researchers and medical professionals are recruiting patients for 2 different triple negative breast cancer treatment trials in October 2010, as announced by the National Cancer Institute. The trials reportedly go beyond chemotherapy to include inhibitors to block the actual growth of cancer cells.

Specifically, researchers will look at whether a PARP inhibitor combined with chemotherapy or the pathway inhibitor relevant to the disease combined with chemotherapy will improve patient outcomes (results). see additional information below. Join recruitment or request study results.

To Sign Up for the Clinical Trial

Do you are someone you know have or suspect triple negative - or any - breast cancer?

If you wish to have more information about the Triple Negative Breast Cancer clinical trial at the Ohio State University, please call the number below:

1-800-293-5066 [The James Line]

More about The James

Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC)

The well-known magazine, U.S.News & World Report, ranked The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute as Number 19 in the list 50 Best Hospitals in America for cancer care. 2010 was the 10th straight year that The James was listed in the Top 50.

OSU's is one of America's very first comprehensive cancer centers, out of 40 existing centers in 2010. It concentrates on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control, rehabilitation, and education of the patient, family, healthcare professionals, and general public. Some think that only doctors work at The James and OSUCCC, but are surprised to learn that people from 12 separate colleges of the university work in cancer research to help stop cancer and aid patients.The veterinary college is involved as well as the medical school and, actually, a full 2/3 of the university colleges are working together on the cancer problem at the OSUCCC.

Thus far, 6 research programs are ongoing at the OSUCCC. These include genetics, immunity, disease and survival, new therapies. bioengineering, and a concentrated program in examining viral causes of cancer.

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Photo to illustrate item.

OSUCCC Fundraisers


The Pelotonia is local and growing bicycle tour developed in Columbus specially to end cancer. 100% of every dollar raised goes to research. See PELOTONIA.


The 2011 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will leave Tampa FL Florida on the Royal Caribbean’s ship Radiance of the Seas for a 5-day tour to Key West and Coco Cay. Two dozen OSU celebrities ride on these cruises and take part in the tour to support the vital research of the OSUCCC. A cruise is held every year. See Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.


A yearly summer black tie ball called Up On The Roof is held in the new Ohio Union building on High Street at the Ohio State University. It takes place in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom and terrace. All proceeds go to cancer care and research and the OSUCCC.

Other fundraisers and endowment funds collect donations in honor of current and former patients at The James.


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      Hakim Sattar 

      9 years ago

      cancer patient can recover and survive from very bad situation in Myanmar taking the tradational medicine from my Father Dr.U Win Naing. He would like to help and want to keep in touch with the cencer foundation in U.S. He try to send the sample with one of his friend's daughter to Ohio America. If someone can help him to introduce to cencer reserch foundation or want to test you can contact to this email : thanks a lot.

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      10 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Great hub with lots of info Patty, thanks

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      Shona Venter 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      In a lot of cases, most forms of cancer (including breast cancer) can be successfully prevented with the use of a whole food diet, and sufficient supplementation of vitamin D3. Us ladies should be supplementing with at least 1500IU to 2500IU daily of this vital nutrient.

      My heart goes out to the people who are suffering from all forms of cancer, because a lot of so-called conventional 'treatments' actually do them more harm than anything else. Chemotherapy has been proven to affect the brain severely, and many people in fact die from this, and not even the cancer itself.

      We need to lobby for more whole, fresh, living foods, and natural and organic beauty/cosmetic products, because this is where the root of a lot of cancers lies - in consuming dead, processed foodstuffs, and poisoning our bodies with chemical products like sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol and aluminium (all found in our conventional 'beauty/cosmetic' products!)

      As consumers, we need to be more vigilant and stop supporting the manufacturers who use these ingredients in their products, as these are the very ingredients which are causing our bodies to malfunction and shut down in often painful ways.

      My thoughts and prayers are with the cancer sufferers and their families.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I am promoting the HubMob topic Breast Cancer and its Hubs this week in all directions I can go. Thanks for all of your good thoughts and support! The whole city is just about draped in pink and it's rather sad why, but I hope that pink will soon become the color of victory! Thanks for writing and sharing on social networks! Princessa chose an awesome topic.

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      India Arnold 

      10 years ago from Northern, California

      I hate cancer. Remarkable topic and outstanding direction for your readers. This is such an important subject and fight. I am cheering Central Ohio and their contribution towards ending Breast cancer.

      Well done again Patty. UP, awesome and on Tweeted list!


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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      10 years ago from Great Britain

      really good information as always. I must admit l didn´t realise it was still such a killer disease. l was under the impression the specialists had it more under control. Thank you,

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      10 years ago

      It is very important for us to spread awareness locally. Good job! I hope more and more people will come forward for this great cause being inspired by your informative hub.

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your interesting hub. It is really sad to see people having to die because of the luck of funding. That is very the money should go and into endless meetings in top-class hotels for whatever reason or spending huge sums of money to refurnish their already super offices of the politicians.

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      White Horse 

      10 years ago

      You are a machine Patty Inglish. It would probably take me thirty five years to read half of your hubs! But I did read this one. My sister died of leukemia-5yrs old, grandmother of cancer-about 80 yrs old, and mother of cancer at 66. I've had skin cancer removed twice. I'm from cancer city! See Ya

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      Fierce Manson 

      10 years ago from Atlanta

      Well I cant believe I am the first to say great hub Patty!

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      10 years ago from The Heart of the Finger Lakes

      Thank you for sharing this. It is always great to hear about the wonderful things that people are doing not only to help breast cancer research, but many other causes as well. It is a reminder that the people aren't that selfish after all. Great job.

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      Susan Keeping 

      10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Excellent hub, it is so well designed and the information is very important. I hope their trials accomplish much.


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