Following a summer-like fall season, it is tempting to want to get outdoors and enjoy the delicate snowfall or help the grandkids build a snowman. Across the country, winter weather creates a high risk of car accidents, hypothermia and frostbite, and... Read More

Every day, I work alongside an extremely talented and compassionate group of cancer doctors. I am pleased to learn that their brilliance has not gone unnoticed. Every year, Cincinnati Magazine surveys the city’s doctors about their choice for... Read More

Genetic Testing Can Be a Powerful Tool in Managing Cancer Risk and Making Healthcare Decisions

OHC, Specialists in the Treatment of Adult Cancers and Blood Disorders

Cancer is a genetic disease, and about 10 percent of cancers are hereditary. At OHC, we not only treat cancer, we assess and manage the risk. Our cancer genetic specialists offer in-depth education, risk assessment, consultation, and genetic testing... Read More

OHC Leaders in Cancer Research Evaluate a Promising Breast Cancer Treatment

Patrick J. Ward, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among American women. About two out of three breast cancers are estrogen receptor-positive (ER+). Ongoing research is critical to develop new treatment... Read More

It has been a bittersweet time at OHC as our beloved Dr. Paula Weisenberger retired earlier this month after 41 years of oncology practice. Dr. Paula, as she was lovingly known by thousands, is a legacy in cancer care—a pillar in the medical... Read More

Coping With Loss During the Holidays

Elizabeth Burneka. MSN, APRN

If you ask anyone about how they feel when thinking about the holiday season, chances are good that they will mention: joyful, grateful, celebratory, peaceful. Someone coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer will most likely experience a... Read More

Lifting the Spirits of Cancer Patients During the Holidays

Lisa Ovesen, MSN, APRN

‘Tis the holiday season, and the hustle and bustle of the preparations, decorating, shopping and celebrations is upon us. For anyone, this time of year can bring stress, fatigue, and heightened tensions, but for a cancer patient, the holidays can... Read More

During the holiday season it’s natural to want to present the special people in our lives with the “perfect gift.” When someone we love is undergoing cancer treatment, we often find ourselves wondering (several times throughout the year) if... Read More

Dramatic Increase in Pancreatic Cancer Cases in Younger Women

David Pratt, MD, Radiation Oncologist

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), more than 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and findings from a new study reveal that incidences are on the rise. This being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness... Read More

Highly Effective Treatments Available for Lung Cancer in “Never Smokers”

OHC, Specialists in the Treatment of Adult Cancers and Blood Disorders

Although lung cancer is most frequently attributed to smoking, OHC’s cancer specialists are seeing an increase in the incidence of lung cancer in “never smokers,” those who have never smoked or who have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in their... Read More