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Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is a world-class research and healthcare enterprise focused on  the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer for patients in Ohio and beyond.

As one of only 40 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, our team of researchers, physicians, nurses and allied medical professionals all specialize in researching and treating cancer.

Within the research program, our more than 200 faculty investigators from 14 Ohio State colleges are organized into seven interdisciplinary, cancer-focused research programs:

  • Cancer Control
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
  • Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Viral Oncogenesis. 

Our investigators are surrounded by 17 state-of-the-art shared resource facilities and a robust administrative infrastructure to support and facilitate their research mission. 

Because of our focus in translational research coupled with an active NCI-funded Phase I and Phase II program, the OSUCCC-James has extensive expertise in conducting early phase clinical trials. 

As Ohio is home to several large and distinct populations, including Amish and rural Appalachia, the OSUCCC has been successful in pursuing nationally recognized cancer genetics and population-based research programs within these communities.

Our patient care services, provided through The James, include medical and hematological malignancies, surgical, gynecologic, orthopaedics, neurologic, head/neck and urologic oncology as well as palliative care and radiation medicine. 

As a dedicated, state-of-the art facility for adult cancer clinical inpatient and outpatient care, The James also functions as the central hub for supporting several cancer clinical care facilities and affiliated sites located regionally in Ohio. 

Coupling our strengths in translational research, cancer genetics and prevention/control with the unique nature of The James, we are now at the forefront of developing individualized therapeutic approaches to cancer care and treatment, the ultimate goal of which is to improve patient outcomes.

Educational programs and opportunities within the cancer program are offered for students, faculty/staff, patients and the community. At present, we offer both accredited fellowships/residency programs for medical students as well as unique training opportunities for pre- and post-doctoral graduate students. 

Similarly, there are programs offered each year for faculty and staff to develop their skills and knowledge in cancer as well as obtain continuing medical education credits. Finally, because of both the growing incidence of cancer and the responsibilities associated with being an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patient and community education as well as outreach efforts in cancer continue to be a priority. 

Related Links:

Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center