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Who We Are: At the OSUCCC–James, our vision is to create a cancer-free world, one person, one discovery at a time. This underlies everything we do in working to eradicate cancer through research that translates to innovative and highly targeted patient care. The OSUCCC–James is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation as designated by the

National Cancer Institute (NCI), a designation that we have maintained through competitive renewal since 1976. As the cancer program’s 356-bed adult patient-care component, The James is ranked among America’s Best Hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News and World Report.

What We Do: Cancer is no longer defined solely by stage and location, but rather by its biologic makeup. There is no routine cancer; it is different in each person. Working together and utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and technology, clinicians and researchers at Ohio State are speeding the development and delivery of treatments that target the molecules and biomarkers fueling each person’s unique cancer.

Why We're Important: With 21 floors and more than 1.1 million square feet, the OSUCCC – James is the third-largest cancer hospital in the nation. We treat nearly 15,000 inpatients annually from Ohio and beyond and receive more than 430,000 outpatient visits, providing hope to patients and their families. Experts at the OSUCCC – James deliver the most advanced genomic-driven treatment options while also accelerating the pace of research discoveries by integrating translational research labs on the same floors where patient care takes place. Highlights include a dedicated early-phase clinical trials unit, a state-of-the-art surgical center and an above-ground radiation therapy center.

How We Impact the Community: The OSUCCC –James has more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in one type of cancer. That expert sub-specialization leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes. We manage hundreds of cancer clinical trials, many of which are initiated by OSUCCC – James investigators. Our genetic- and molecular-based research (Precision Cancer Medicine) helps us understand each patient’s unique cancer and develop and deliver the targeted therapy that leads to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope. We also are at the forefront of immunotherapy, the next frontier of cancer treatment.

How You Can Help: Your support is crucial to the lifesaving work done by researchers and clinicians at the OSUCCC – James. Our world-renowned researchers, oncologists, specialists, nurses and staff work tirelessly each day toward our shared vision of a cancer-free world. With your help, we can further the research and discoveries being made to better prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer.

Connect with The OSUCCC–James

460 W. 10th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210


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Executive Directors:

Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center


William Farrar, MD

CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute


Development Director: Jennifer McDonald



Board Chair: Richard Porter

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