Stillwater students raise $11,000 for cancer research at OMRF

The students at Stillwater High School set a prodigious goal for themselves: raise $8,000 for cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Then they went and raised $11,251. To read the entire article, click here.

New Researcher Boosts Cancer-fighting

Efforts in Oklahoma Research focuses on preventing spread of breast cancer 

There are 3-D movies, 3-D video games and now, 3-D mammograms. In entertainment, three dimensions add to the viewing or gaming experience. In medicine, adding another dimension helps radiologists spot tumors that might otherwise be missed. It’s called breast tomosysthesis, a mammography system that utilizes multiple images and a high-powered, computer software system to build a 3-D view of the breast. To read the entire article, click here. 

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January 2014

E-cigarettes: What you don’t know could hurt you

In a short time, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have grown from a curiosity into a $1.7 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. As “vape shops” spread across the metro—33 now operate within Oklahoma City limits—some are concerned about possible health risks. To read the entire article, click here.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Medical Interventions Can Help Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Birth defects are the most common cause of death in infants and the second most common cause of death in children ages 1 to 4 years. More than 120,000 babies are born with a birth defect in the U.S. each year, or about 1 in 33 live births. Of those, about 2,000 cases are in Oklahoma. To read the entire article, click here. 

Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention

The Family Support and Prevention Service at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is accepting nominations for awards to recognize persons and organizations for their demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention in Oklahoma. Nominations are due by close of business on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. To read the entire article, click here.

New Researcher Boosts Cancer-fighting Efforts in Oklahoma 

Finding ways to stop the spread of cancer is the focus of work by a new researcher at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma.  Jun Chung, Ph.D. brings with him a total grant portfolio of more than $1.4 million in out-of-state funding to Oklahoma. His work centers on developing a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to the metastasis or spread of cancer cells. To read the entire article, click here. 

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