For many cancers, the odds of survival now are better than ever and going up.
In 2004, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation opened the state’s first small-animal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility. With an investment of $3.75 million to build the facility, recruit a director and purchase a 10,000-pound magnet, OMRF knew it was taking a chance. Four years later, that risk has paid off: Researchers from institutions across the […]
Compound may shrink gliomas like that affecting Sen. Kennedy
Doctors exhausted conventional treatments for Mike Schuster. Can an experimental OMRF drug stop his brain cancer? *** In the summer of 2010, Mike and Teresa Schuster took their two boys to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The Schusters live in Norman, where Teresa is an administrative assistant in the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Student Affairs and […]
How one OMRF scientist’s refusal to give up on a failed stroke drug has yielded new hope for treating brain cancer and hearing loss