Media Advisory: OSU James Offering Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

April 19, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) is offering free head and neck cancer screenings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday (4/26), on the fourth floor of Ohio State’s Eye and Ear Institute, 915 Olentangy River Road.

Media representatives are asked to call Medical Center Media Relations at 614-293-3737 to make arrangements to cover this event.

People who have any of the following symptoms should schedule a screening appointment: persistent sores in the mouth, hoarseness lasting longer than three weeks, sore throat that persists more than six weeks, or swelling of the neck that persists more than six weeks. Even if there are no symptoms, people who smoke or use alcohol may want to schedule an appointment.To register, call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or 800-293-5066. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available in the attached surface lots.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State’s cancer program as “exceptional,” the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program’s 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a “Top Hospital” as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

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Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu

Contact Media Staff

Amanda Harper

Director of Media Relations


614-685-5420 (direct)


614-293-3737 (main)


Amanda.Harper2@osumc.edu


Media staff are available by calling 614-293-3737 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

If after hours, please call 614-293-8000 (ask the operator to page the hospital administrative manager).

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