Janna M. Journeycake, M.D., a pediatric hematologist, has joined the staff of OU Children's Physicians. She sees patients at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children. She has also been named a professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Nationally, Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of staff turnover in nursing homes - 68 percent -- a statistic that affects the quality of care that residents receive.

Pediatric Urologist Bhalaajee Meenakshi Sundaram, M.D., has established his medical practice with OU Children's Physicians. He has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 

Oklahoma women with little or no insurance will have access to no-cost mobile mammograms through grants awarded to the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine from local chapters of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Obesity has long been associated with encouraging the growth of tumor cells, but a recent study reveals that obesity can also play a role in improved outcomes in cancer patients treated with immunotherapy.

Researchers from around the nation will meet at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in early December to discuss the ways nanotechnology can be used to detect, diagnose and treat cancer.


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