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April 2022 eNews






Wood Hudson Bladder Cancer Research Accepted for Publication at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

Wood Hudson scientists have been studying prognostic biomarkers for urinary bladder cancer recurrence and survival. Approximately 83,000 Americans will develop urinary bladder cancer this year, and approximately 17,000 Americans will die from this disease. Urinary bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat. Although it is easily removed initially, it often recurs, and therefore requires constant intrusive surveillance. Recent research at Wood Hudson has been studying factors that can be diagnosed at initial surgery that can predict the likelihood of tumor recurrence and risk of future death from this disease. Our research report was entitled "Prognostic significance of loss of Cathepsin L expression in urinary bladder cancer progression" (authors included Julia H. Carter, PhD, James A. Deddens, PhD, Michelle C. Robillard, MS, Mariah Dooley, BS, Dan Stelzer, MS, Zachary S. Taylor, PhD, and Larry E. Douglass, MD, from Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, and Thomas More University). The presentation went online April 8th, the opening day of the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, and will remain online until July 13th. The abstract of this report will subsequently be published online in the journal, Cancer Research. Our hope is that this research will lead to new approaches to alleviate the suffering and reduce the cost associated with urinary bladder cancer.


The 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research Celebrates its 115th Anniversary


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In May 1907, 11 American scientists met in Washington, D.C. to found the American Association for Cancer Research. Some of the most famous physicians of the era were featured among its initial 23 charter members and 10 associate members. Currently, there are over 50,000 members, including clinical and laboratory scientists, and other healthcare professionals. After two years of virtual meetings due to Covid, the 113th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research was held in person in New Orleans. There were approximately 19,000 attendees on site in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with thousands more attending virtually, including Wood Hudson scientists. Since its founding, the AACR has played a pivotal role at the forefront of new advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The anniversary celebration was held to honor past achievements as well as showcase new developments.



2022 Flying Pig Marathon--Support Wood Hudson

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One of our top fundraising events will be here before we know it!  Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon is on May 1st this year.  Register here.  Be sure to choose Wood Hudson as your Flying Pig Charity (call the lab at 859-581-7249 for our code).  You'll get a discount on your race fees.  Then make a donation directly to Wood Hudson Cancer Research in the amount of your discount, or more!  When you run a Flying Pig race for Wood Hudson, not only will you have a blast, but you'll be making a difference for cancer research as well! Register soon--events begin April 29th!






Piggest Raffle Ever

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In conjunction with the Flying Pig Marathon, support Wood Hudson by "adopting pigs" (buying raffle tickets).  


**For every $5 Piggest Raffle Ever ticket purchased on behalf of Wood Hudson, 100% will be retained by Wood Hudson.**


Even if you don't win the raffle, you can still feel good knowing that you have made a generous donation to Wood Hudson Cancer Research.  But if you are lucky-- winners will receive (1st place) $5,000 and $5,000 for the chosen charity; (2nd place) $2,500 and $2,500 for the chosen charity; or (3rd place) a Cincinnati Experience, consisting of vouchers valued at $1,500.   This is the most fun way to donate to cancer research!  Visit piggestraffleever.com to "adopt a pig." Hurry--raffle ticket sales ends April 30th! The drawing will take place on May 1st


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