James Cancer Hospital Researcher Awarded Grant To Study Radiation For Early-Stage Breast Cancer


UPDATED: Friday September 6, 2013 4:29 PM

There is promising news from the James Cancer Hospital and the Susan G. Komen Foundation that could mean better treatment for patients.

Komen awarded a $225,000 grant to Dr. Julia White at the Columbus hospital.

White is researching safer and more accurate radiation therapy approaches for early-stage breast cancer patients.

Right now, therapy exposes the whole breast and chest area to dangerous radiation.

“We learn from this which breast cancers respond to radiotherapy. For women who just need radiotherapy to that high-risk portion of the breast, we can make it (an) even smaller surgery, so they can look more normal and like themselves in the long run,” White said.

Twenty-five percent of the money raised from the Race for the Cure goes to research grants from Komen.

Right now, Komen has an active portfolio of over $300 million in projects under way.

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