As the Midwest’s first and Ohio’s only fully dedicated cancer hospital and research institute, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) is one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
The OSUCCC–James is one of only 41 centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute a Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition, the OSUCCC–James is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers that develops clinical practice guidelines to improve the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
The OSUCCC–James is the only cancer program in the country that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.
The cancer program at Ohio State encompasses nearly 300 comprehensive cancer center members from 11 of the 14 colleges at The Ohio State University. The OSUCCC–James’ singular focus on cancer has led to multiple accomplishments that have changed the standards of care with respect to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, in a way that substantially improves outcomes for cancer patients.
In 2009, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a $1 billion expansion of the cancer hospital and Medical Center facilities, including a new 276-bed* cancer hospital and critical care building. This expansion sets Ohio State apart as a national leader in innovative cancer care by supporting new, high-quality, patient-centered, personalized medicine. The new hospital will have increased capacity to help keep pace with the projected 21 percent growth in admissions during the next decade. For more information click here
Gregory A. Otterson, MD, is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Division Director for Education, Co-Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program for the Division of Medical Oncology. He is also the Associate Director for the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship … read more ❯