Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Doctors often order a cardiac CT scan to determine whether patients are at risk for heart attack. While early detection of arterial blockage can save lives, CT scans also expose patients to X-ray radiation. The radiation itself bears some risk of cancer. A new study by doctors at Ohio State University and Mount Sinai Medical Center found a way to measure that risk.
In many cases cancer patients can not afford to take part in clinical trials. That’s because most insurance companies won’t cover the bills. Over the past decade about 20 states have passed laws requiring insurers to cover the costs. Tuesday, Ohio lawmakers unveiled a bill that would ensure clinical trial coverage for Ohioans.
Ohio is the latest state to join the controversy over mandating a new cervical cancer vaccine.
Researchers across the country have revisited studies about the effects of oral contraception. They looked at young women who started taking birth control pills at a young age and continued to take them for years. Ohio State University oncologist Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy said research shows an increased risk for breast cancer. Click on the icon to listen to the interview.
A treatment for colon cancer has undergone criticism lately for its prohibitive costs. The drug is up for FDA approval to treat two new cancers, which means more access to state-of-the-art medicine, and also more financial problems for cancer patients.
It’s been said often that music soothes the soul. To someone suffering from cancer, music can do much more . It can ease suffering. At the Ohio State University’ James Cancer Hospital some three dozen volunteer musicians do just that.
A national panel on Cancer treatments and prevention stopped in Columbus to gather testimony from physicians and pharmaceutical researchers. The President’s Cancer Panel is looking for more effective treatments of all kinds of cancer.
A new study conducted by OSU researchers says regular psychological counseling for breast cancer patients can mean healthier diets, reduced smoking and a stronger immune system.
Governor Taft annouced Wednesday that Ohio State University will receive an $8-million grant to try to find new ways to prevent and treat lung cancer. The award is part of the state’s Third Frontier initiative.