University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute

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A medical tattoo artist is helping to train staff at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute on the art of 3D areola tattooing for patients who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction surgery. Beth Fairchild is also a breast cancer survivor.

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African-Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancers combined. The disease is the second-leading cause of death among Native Americans over 45. Asian-Americans have the highest rates of liver and stomach cancers. While Hispanics and Latinos have lower incidence and death rates for most common cancers than whites, they are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of disease.

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is taking a cue from television in its bid to research and treat cancer.

The owners of Cincinnati's Tom + Chee had an idea to turn their grilled cheese restaurant into a larger franchise operation. They went on the TV show Shark Tank and eventually got the funding they needed to make that dream come true.

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is taking that idea and applying it to cancer research.