Ohio State Dedicates Comprehensive Breast Center in Honor of Stefanie Spielman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee today announced the naming of The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, in honor of the Ohio State alumna, philanthropist and advocate. The Center is the only one of its kind in the Midwest to offer the full continuum of breast cancer care, from prevention and screening through detection, diagnosis and treatment. The Center is home to some of the nation’s leading breast cancer researchers and physicians, all singularly focused on preventing, detecting, treating and curing breast cancer.

“First and foremost, Stefanie made a difference in the lives of countless patients and their families in the fight against cancer,” said President Gee. “She touched those struggling with their diagnosis and treatments, helping to make their worlds more comfortable, more optimistic, and more affirmative. She possessed an uncommon combination of bravery, grace, and compassion that continues to resonate through her remarkable legacy.”

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Breast Cancer News

'Triple Negative' Breast Cancer Focus of New Clinical Trials
Breast cancer researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute are launching two clinical trials for patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer that resists treatment - triple negative breast cancer. This type of breast cancer is so named because it is negative for the three markers used to determine treatment: the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor and HER-2-neu. Patients are said to have this relatively rare cancer when their tumors do not express these hormones. To learn more click here. 

The James Breast Imaging Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Breast imaging at The James recently received the prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This important designation is awarded to the OSUCCC-James Breast Imaging sites including:

  • Ohio State CarePoint Gahanna
  • JamesCare Mobile Mammography
  • JamesCare at Macy's Easton
  • The Babe Zaharias Center at The James  


The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.  Breast imaging services at The James are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.   

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