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The cancer cure

Last fall marked the start of a Phase 1 clinical trial at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, a culmination of work from its researchers on a compound named OKN-007, which has shown marked success in animal trials. The story behind the drug has the makings of good fiction: a family tragedy, an intrepid optimist and several

Coburn battles a cancer that isn’t liberal

Coburn, 65, is undergoing evaluation and treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer that required surgery in 2011. As a threetime cancer survivor and a licensed physician, Coburn knows the drill. Taking time off from work might seem logical, but after his 2011 surgery, Coburn was back in Washington, D.C., a few days later to

Health kick

Grant funds will create the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources program, which develops partnerships between the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Native American tribes and physicians across the state. “This gives us access to people and data immediately,” said Courtney Montgomery, Ph.D, an associate member of the

Federal grant helps fund disease research

Photo by Mark Hancock Grant funds will create the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources program, which creates partnerships between the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Native American tribes and physicians across the state. “This gives us access to people and data immediately,” said Courtney Montgomery, Ph.D, an

Paseo visionary

“All of a sudden, everyone hears this big, baritone voice, and it reverberated throughout the entire building,” said Karen Orr, the gallery owner. “I can’t get that out of my head. There was no microphone, and it wasn’t required.” Belt, an attorney and urban developer, was known for working behind the scenes and doing little

Nothing but net

The crowd erupted with cheers and applause as Kufahl became only the fourth fan in Thunder history to execute the MidFirst Bank Half-Court Shot. A teacher and coach at Christian Heritage Academy in Del City, Kufahl held MidFirst’s oversized $20,000 check in the air, hardly able to contain his excitement. “It felt good from the

‘Grease’ girl

Although Olivia Newton-John earned her stripes well before starring in 1978’s Grease and released her debut album an entire decade before 1981’s Physical, odds are that when you think of the Australian pop star, you think of one of two things: black hot pants or a leotard. Despite those benchmarks, she has performed nonstop for

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