Research Programs

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) has five highly interactive cancer research programs. More than 200 scientists from 12 of the 14 colleges at The Ohio State University are members of one or more of these research programs. Through the five programs, the work of members includes basic laboratory studies, translational research and clinical trials.

While each program focuses on a different area of cancer research, the comprehensive cancer center promotes a strong culture of collaboration. Interprogrammatic collaborations, collaborations with researchers in these Ohio State colleges and collaborations with researchers at other cancer centers and institutions are encouraged. As a result, researchers can tackle complex and important questions that require broad, interdisciplinary expertise.

The research programs continue to grow in scientific and clinical strength through recruitment and retention of some of the world’s brightest minds in cancer research. The clear focus on collaborative and translational research, and the availability of state-of-the-art technologies and expertise provided by 21 cores and shared resources, enables OSUCCC researchers to conduct high-quality research that leads to world-class discoveries, changes in clinical practice and improvements in patient care.

Cancer Control

Access information about the Cancer Control (CC) research program at the OSUCCC – James, which focuses on reducing the incidence, mortality and morbidity of cancer. The program includes more than 51 investigators from 22 departments in 7 of Ohio State University’s 15 colleges. Multiple members have programmatic grants with inter-program collaborations and training grants.

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Leukemia Research

Find out how the Leukemia Research Program at the OSUCCC – James fosters the development of targeted therapies for leukemia. The program includes 42 investigators from 4 colleges and 11 academic departments at Ohio State. Program members include some of nation’s foremost authorities on science-based treatments for leukemia in its many forms.

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Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Learn about how the Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics research program at the OSUCCC – James promotes improved screening, diagnosis, prognosis & treatment. The program has a history of high-impact, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative science. It includes more than 49 investigators from 19 departments in 5 of Ohio State’s 14 colleges. Multiple members have programmatic grants with inter-program collaborations and training grants

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Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Read about the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention research program at the OSUCCC – James, focusing on the molecular causes and prevention of cancer. The MCC includes 41 investigators from eight colleges and 16 academic departments at Ohio State. The MCC Program has incorporated the discipline of nutritional sciences to contribute to one of the program’s major goals: translational research.

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Translational Therapeutics

Learn how the Translational Therapeutics research program takes OSUCCC – James research bench-to-bedside, turning cancer discoveries into clinical trials. The program focuses on solid tumors and continues to grow through strategic recruitment and program development. It includes 58 investigators from 22 academic departments in 6 of Ohio State’s 14 colleges.

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