The Conquest of Cancer

Through Research


February 2022 eNews

Get your Running Shoes Out, It's Time to train for the Flying Pig Marathon

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!

Piggest Raffle Ever

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 to "adopt a pig."  The drawing will take place on May 1st.

    Wood Hudson Student to Present at

National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Sarisha Lohano has been selected to present at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on February 18th & 19th, 2022.  Her Wood Hudson UREP summer research project is entitled "How Obesity Alters Metabolism and Impairs Immune Function, Contributing to Initiation of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer."  Sarisha prosposed a study to follow the eating habits of five BMI categories each in six ethnic groups.  Her proposal suggests that diets resembling a 'Western Diet' will lead to higher weight and BMI, resulting in lower resting metabolic rate and metabolic syndrome (altering metabolism), and an abnormal amount of immunoglobulin (impairing immune function). Overall, this is expected to lead to a higher risk for early-onset CRC.  Sarisha willl give an oral presentation at the University of Louisville in the category of Medicine & Health/Behavioral Science.  Sarisha is a student at Western Kentucky University.

Wood Hudson Research will be Presented at 2022 AACR Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory has had an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting.  The conference will take place April 8-13, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will also be available virtually. The complete title and abstract will be posted to the AACR Online Itinerary Planner on March 8, 2022.


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