New James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is the patient-care component of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the nation for cancer care, The James is a transformational facility that fosters the collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care. The James is the largest cancer hospital in the Midwest and the third largest in the nation. 


As the patient-care component of Ohio State's cancer program, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is a transformational facility that integrates scientific research, education and innovative patient care. Research and education spaces are located on every inpatient floor, enhancing our bench-to-bedside approach to patient care and giving patients early access to new targeted treatments and tools. 


The OSUCCC – James has more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in just one type of cancer. That expert sub-specialization leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes. We manage hundreds of active or pending cancer clinical trials, many of which are initiated by OSUCCC – James investigators. Our genetic- and molecular-based research helps us understand each patient's unique cancer and develop and deliver the most effective targeted therapy that leads to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope. 


In addition, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Emergency Services Unit gives cancer patients with urgent or life-threatening issues access to highly skilled teams of oncology and emergency medicine experts. It is one of only a few cancer cancer-specific emergency services units in the nation and is fully integrated with the Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The James Emergency Services Unit contains 15 beds dedicated solely to cancer patients and a separate waiting room designed for cancer patients with compromised immunity. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Excellence in Cancer Care


A model of excellence in patient care, the OSUCCC – James has achieved Magnet® designation as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary hospital recognition program is considered the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. The OSUCCC – James is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.


Key Facts About the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute:

—Third largest cancer hospital in the nation

—21 floors

—1.1 million square feet

—308 inpatient beds, including a 36-bed blood and marrow transplant (BMT) unit

—14 operating rooms

—6 interventional radiology suites

—7 linear accelerators for radiation therapy

—Dedicated early-phase Clinical Trials Unit


State-of-the-Art Healing Environment

Inpatient floors that specialize in specific cancer subtypes to facilitate care by subspecialist multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and pharmacists.


Translational research labs on each inpatient floor that bring physicians together with researchers to develop and deliver the most effective targeted treatments for patients.


A Cancer Clinical Trials Unit offering a comforting patient environment with a staff highly experienced in safely conducting innovative, early-phase trials.


A state-of-the-art GMP Cellular Processing Laboratory for blood and marrow supporting the hospital’s 36-bed Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit.


Precision Cancer Medicine using advanced genomic technologies to identify both the molecular changes causing a patient’s cancer and the right drugs to treat it.


A fully integrated Cancer Emergency Services Unit that will treat cancer-related medical emergencies. Emergency medicine physicians and nurses will work with oncologists and oncology nurses to care for patients and ease their transition to further care at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute or at home.


An oncologic surgery suite with 14 operating rooms supported with the most advanced technology, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, to enable teams of surgeons to perform complex procedures.


Intra-operative radiation therapy and intra-operative MRI technologies that can be used for patients in the operating room for greater safety and efficiency.


A second-floor Radiation Oncology Department that is equipped with seven Varian TruBeam linear accelerators, as well as a brachytherapy unit, bringing the newest technologies for delivering radiation therapy.

How to Send Gifts

Due to the special environment and care of our patients, we do not permit live plants or cut flowers to be delivered to patients in these areas. If you wish to send or present balloons, please use Mylar balloons. Latex balloons are not permitted due to latex allergy concerns.

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