Spine Tumors

Spine tumors, abnormal growths of tissue found in and around the spine, rarely begin there.  Most often they are the result of metastatic cancer – cancer that has spread from other parts of the body but on rare occasions it can originate in the spine as a primary spine tumor. Cancer that moves to the spine can cause pain and compress nerves, causing weakness or paralysis of the arms or legs. Treatment of spine tumors is focused on maintaining patient quality of life.

At The James, we have nationally recognized spine tumor experts who have dedicated their lives to supporting and caring for cancer patients and their families, and our specialized team approach provides the best cancer research and treatment.

Our multidisciplinary spine neuro-oncology clinic at The James brings together a team of expert physicians to provide patients the benefit of the latest knowledge and techniques in related areas of specialization.

With research and treatment areas under one roof at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, we are able to better make research advances available to patients.

As one of only four institutions approved by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct phase I and II clinical trials on NCI sponsored anticancer agents, the OSUCCC – James has access to more leading-edge targeted cancer therapies than most hospitals across America. That translates to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope. Search open cancer clinical trials​.​

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If you have questions about spine tumors, please call The James Line – a free cancer information resource and physician referral service – at (614) 293-5066 or 1-800-293-5066 (outside Franklin County) or e-mail now. The James Line oncology nurses can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except weekends and holidays).

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu