The internationally recognized subspecialists at the OSUCCC – James believe the best way to treat patients and manage their disease successfully is to deliver the latest, most effective treatments available.

Because these renowned subspecialists understand that cancer is a complex disease, they use the most effective means of treating patients through an expert team approach from across multiple medical disciplines. These teams also run groundbreaking studies and, through detailed observations, evaluate the latest treatments and targeted therapies.

The OSUCCC – James team of experts also analyzes the genetic composition of each individual’s cancer to determine the best possible treatment, offering improved outcomes, faster responses and fewer side effects.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like a second opinion, or if you would like to speak with a blood and bone marrow transplant specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.

Treatment Details

The OSUCCC – James is a leader in offering some of the world’s most advanced, sophisticated treatments for cancer patients. If a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant is needed, the OSUCCC – James has one of the most active, sophisticated programs in the entire nation.

No cancer is routine, and the OSUCCC – James subspecialists may recommend a blood or bone marrow transplant based on your individual needs to manage your specific cancer.

Bone marrow is the soft, sponge-like material inside bones. It contains immature cells known as stem cells. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) are surgical procedures that restore stem cells that were destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Stem cell transplants enable patients to receive chemotherapy, high-dose anticancer drugs and/or radiation, and then later replace blood-forming cells that have been destroyed by cancer treatment.

Stem cells are removed from the blood or bone marrow of either the patient or a donor, and then they are infused immediately or frozen and stored. After cancer therapies are completed, the stored stem cells are thawed and given back to the patient through an infusion. These reinfused stem cells grow into and restore the body's blood cells.

There are three types of transplants:

1. Autologous transplants: patients receive their own stem cells.

2. Syngeneic transplants: patients receive stem cells from their identical twin.

3. Allogeneic transplants: patients receive stem cells from their brother, sister, parent or a person who is         not related to the patient.

A reduced intensity transplant procedure uses lower, less toxic doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation to prepare the patient for transplant.

A tandem transplant involves two sequential courses of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant.

The National Marrow Donor Program® operates Be The Match®, which provides patient support and maintains an international registry of volunteer stem cell donors.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and would like a second opinion, or if you would like to speak with a blood and bone marrow transplant specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.

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Joel Rice

A bone marrow transplant at The James not only saved Joel’s life; it inspired him to become a nurse practitioner and join the team cancer experts who saved his life.

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