Laboratories and Facilities

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G.  James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is located on the campus of The Ohio State University, the nation’s largest public university with 18 colleges, more than 55,000 students and more than 30,000 faculty and staff.  Strategically located near downtown Columbus, OSUCCC-James enjoys being part of the largest metropolitan area in Ohio and the 15th largest in the United States with a population of more than 1.7 million.

Researchers and clinicians work in a community of state-of-the-art facilities that are strategically located to facilitate connections and collaborations.  Indeed, 75 percent of members of the Comprehensive Cancer Center are located within a five-minute walk of one another.  During the last several years, our program has made forward-thinking decisions to accommodate current and projected growth, maximizing the potential for discovery with an environment featuring the latest in facility design, technology and instrumentation.

In the fall of 2009, the OSU Board of Trustees approved the largest single construction project in the university’s history – ProjectOne.  This $1 billion facility construction and enhancement project will include a new 276*-bed cancer hospital with wet research space opening in 2014 and cancer outpatient clinics and wet/dry research space in 2016, adding 1.4 million square feet of clinical and research space for the cancer program.  The new hospital will be located in close proximity to the cancer laboratory and research facilities.

List of Facilities:

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James)

  • Wet/Dry Lab Space    
  • 53,500 square feet of cancer research laboratories and staff and faculty offices

(OSUCCC – James) is our freestanding, 209-bed, state-of-the-art facility for adult cancer clinical inpatient and outpatient activities and clinical laboratory support services.  Opened in 1990, The James recently underwent a $1.3 million renovation that included a new 1,700 square foot Clinical Treatment Unit and Clinical Treatment processing Laboratory.  With both Phase I and Phase II NCI contracts for drug development, the CTU has seen more than 10,400 patients since its inception.

Ackerman Administration Offices

The Ackerman facility provides 13,000 sf of fully-equipped office space to accommodate the Comprehensive Cancer Center's administrative team while also providing room for future growth.  In addition to full tele- and videoconferencing capabilities, a continuous shuttle service provides convenient and efficient access for Administration to all OSUCCC members and staff.
  Offices currently located at the Ackerman facility are:
Biomedical Research Tower
  • Wet/Dry Lab Space
  • 180,000 square feet of cancer research laboratories and staff and faculty offices
Located conveniently close to The James and along the research corridor, Ohio State’s Biomedical Research Tower (BRT) houses laboratories of several CCC members and is home to eight of the Shared Resources.  A state-of-the-art facility, an additional 36,000 square feet will be added for cancer research as the middle three floors of the BRT are built out in 2010.

The Polaris Innovation Center
  • Wet/Dry Lab Space
  • 75,000 square feet of cancer research space, a vivarium and staff and faculty offices.
Located approximately 8 miles from the main OSU campus, this building has 75,000 square feet of research laboratory space, faculty and staff offices, a vivarium, the Biorepository and Biospecimen Shared Resource and is also home to the Clinical Cancer Genetics group.

South Campus Gateway
  • Dry Lab Space
  • 14,000 square feet of cancer research space and staff and faculty offices
Located a short distance from the research corridor, South Campus Gateway is home to the Center for Population Sciences.

Starling Loving Hall
  • Dry Lab Space
  • 7,000 square feet of cancer research space for our Clinical Trials Office
Adjacent to The James, Starling Loving Hall is home to the Clinical Trials Office research program.

Tzagournis Medical Research Facility
  • Wet/Dry Lab Space
  • 34,000 square feet of cancer research laboratories and staff and faculty offices
Also located along the research corridor, this research facility features six stories of laboratory space.  It houses the head and neck cancer program, the thyroid cancer program and the hepatocellular cancer program as well as the Leukemia Tissue Bank Shared Resource.

Wolfe-Wiseman Hall

  • Wet/Dry Lab Space
  • 54,000 square feet of cancer research laboratories and staff and faculty offices Adjacent to The James and situated along the research corridor, Wiseman Hall is home to 23 CCC member laboratories.
Women’s Oncology Center

Currently located in Dublin, just 8 miles from the OSU campus, the Women’s Oncology Center is a 38,000 square foot women’s breast center.  In 2011 the center will be relocated to a new 103,000 square foot facility, just minutes from The James Cancer Hospital and the 12th Avenue research corridor.

*Does not include ICU beds







































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