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April 26, 2017

NewsOK: TSET Clinical Trials Program Offers Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment to People Across the Region

Gail Stover

The Oklahoma TSET Phase I Clinical Trials Program at the Stephenson Cancer Center is not only helping Oklahomans gain access to the most advanced targeted therapies, but is providing care to those from out of state as well. 

Gail Stover is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma and travels 300 miles from Missouri to participate in the clinical trials program.


“It’s real simple: The doctors gave me three months to live. Now I drive down here once a week and they gave me back my life.” Stover said.

To learn more, read the full NewsOK story here

TSET Board of Directors Awards Healthy District Incentive Grant

HSIG Award

The TSET Board of Directors has awarded a Healthy District Incentive Grant in the amount of $3,000 to Colcord Public Schools. 

The district plans on using the funds to improve the safety of the student pick-up area, sidewalk repair and to add fencing and an entrance gate.

Grants are awarded to schools that have implemented key strategies to increase healthy opportunities for employees and students.


Celebrate a Smokefree Mother’s Day

OTH Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time when mothers reflect on the important role they have in influencing their children’s lives. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is encouraging Oklahoma moms who smoke to consider quitting this Mother’s Day for their health and their children’s health.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline will be offering all mothers, both smokers and nonsmokers, tips on how to protect their children from the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke:

  • If you smoke, call 1-800-QUIT NOW or visit OKhelpline.com to learn more about the nonjudgmental, supportive services offered through the Helpline.
  • Protect your child from secondhand smoke by avoiding places that allow smoking.
  • Maintain an entirely tobacco-free home and car.
  • Educate your children about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use at an early age.
  • Ask your child about their friends’ attitudes towards tobacco. Discuss peer pressure and how to deal with it.
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