STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER WORKING EVERY DAY TO BETTER THE LIVES OF OKLAHOMANSPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 By: Nate Fisher Source: VeloCity
In the heart of downtown OKC’s innovation district, advanced research is producing success stories and good news in an area where people may generally expect the worst. The only comprehensive academic cancer center in the state, experts at the Stephenson Cancer Center are exploring new treatments and making breakthroughs in cancer care through advanced research, clinical trials and a patient-centered approach to treatment—and those breakthroughs are rendering both results and recognition.
Members of the Greater OKC Chamber’s OKC News Bureau were recently hosted by the Stephenson Cancer Center on the OUHSC campus in the innovation district and were treated to a presentation about the Center, its new National Cancer Institute designation, and the work that is continually being done there to better the health and lives of Oklahomans. Due to a confluence of diet, tobacco use and climate/environmental factors, Oklahoma has relatively high rates of lung, head and neck, melanoma, cervical and colorectal cancer, making the work and research done at Stephenson vital to our state’s health.
Dr. Robert Mannel, director of the Stephenson Cancer Center and professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, gave participants a fascinating presentation on cancer in Oklahoma and the work of Stephenson in battling the disease.