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  • What is Genetic Testing and Why is it so Important?

    Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist and Chief Medical Officer, OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    February 20, 2018

    Genetic Testing OHC

    Your grandmother had breast cancer. Your uncle had breast cancer. Your mom had ovarian cancer. Is it a coincidence or could there be something in your family’s genes that is at the root of all this cancer? The answer is yes. If your ancestors had cancer, they may have had a mutation (change) in their […]

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  • One Injection Could Kill Cancer

    By Maria Cohut, Medical News Today. Review and Comments by Zaw M. Bo, MD, medical oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    February 15, 2018

    Kill Cancer Syringe OHC Cincinnati

    Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated tumors in mice. “Researchers have been looking at the ability to treat tumors using an injection directly into a tumor,” said Zaw M. Bo, MD, medical oncologist with OHC. “No one knows for sure just yet […]

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  • COA: Analysis Shows Ohio Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes in Medicare Payment

    Avalere Study, Commissioned by Community Oncology Alliance, Adds to Growing Body of Evidence Showing Need for Transparency in Hospital Programs. January 29, 2018, Blogs 0 comments
    February 13, 2018

    340B Program Gavel OHC

    All Ohio Hospitals Will See $52 Million More in Payments from Recent Increases in Medicare Part B Reimbursement and 340B Program Changes Hospitals in Ohio, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare payments, including changes to reimbursement of prescription drugs under a federal program known as the 340B Drug Pricing […]

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  • Where Do You Find the Newest Treatments for Cancer? The Answer May Surprise You.

    By David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, medical oncologist and co-director of research, OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    February 8, 2018

    Pancreatic Cancer Husband Wife Doctor in Office OHC

    According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with some type of cancer in their lifetime. For those who unfortunately are, one of the first things you should discuss with your doctor is a clinical trial. Why? Because a clinical trial could provide access to the newest […]

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  • The History Behind the Development of CAR-T Cell Therapy: These Advancements are Changing the Way Many Cancers are Being Treated

    By James H. Essell, M.D., published in the Feb. 8, 2018 issue of Curetoday.com, Blogs 0 comments
    February 8, 2018

    CAR-T Cell Therapy Microscope OHC

    Targeting therapy against cancer cells to avoid damage to healthy cells began in 1977 with tamoxifen. The tamoxifen blocked estrogen receptors on breast cancer cells resulting in cell death. Antibodies are made by our immune system to remove infections or malignant cells from our body. In 1997, a human antibody, Rituxan (rituximab), was approved to […]

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  • Why Does The Risk Of Getting Cancer Increase As We Get Older?

    By Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Blogs 0 comments
    February 8, 2018

    Cancer and Aging OHC

    Age is the biggest single risk factor for cancer. Risk increases significantly after age 50, and half of all cancers occur at age 66 and above. According to the National Cancer Institute, one quarter of new cancer diagnoses are in people aged 65 to 74. Why an aging body is more susceptible to cancer has […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Cancer Patient

    OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    February 6, 2018

    Valentines Day Ideas for your Cancer Patient

    Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on gifts to show their love and appreciation for their special Valentine. But this may be challenging if your loved one has cancer. He or she may not feel like going out to dinner, or chemo has affected their taste for chocolate. “Although some of the more traditional […]

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