Need to Know
New OSUCCC – James Comprehensive Breast Center Opens Its Doors
The new JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center, located near The Ohio State University Medical Center, began welcoming patients in mid-January. The four-story, multidisciplinary center combines all facets of breast care in one location, including annual mammograms, complete diagnostic services, comprehensive breast-cancer treatment, access to clinical trials, reconstructive breast surgery, medical nutrition services, survivorship support, risk counseling, financial counseling, a library and resource center, a meditation room and private and semi-private waiting areas.
The center also houses Hope’s Boutique, a shop that offers a full range of products and services designed to help women look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment. The front of the new boutique is a public shopping area, while the back offers privacy and assistance with bra and prosthesis fittings.
Medical Center, The James, to Benefit From $100 Million Gift
Ohio State University alumnus and Board of Trustees Chair Leslie Wexner, along with the Limited Brands Foundation, are investing $100 million his alma mater.
The majority of the gift – the largest in Ohio State’s history – will be allocated to the Medical Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, with additional gifts to the Wexner Center for the Arts and other areas within the University. “During the past several decades, Les Wexner’s vision, guidance, engagement and generosity have shaped Ohio State in myriad and lasting ways,” said University President E. Gordon Gee. “This latest gift is nothing short of transformational. It affirms the direction and growing excellence of our programs and underscores the role that this land-grant institution plays in assuring that talented young people can realize their educational aspirations, make their mark, and do good in the world.
Exceptional Cancer Research From Patient to Populations
More than 700 faculty, staff and students attended this year’s OSUCCC – James 13th Annual Scientific Meeting held in February at the University’s Ohio Union. The central purpose of the cancer program’s Scientific Meeting is to foster research collaborations that may lead to new studies and possible breakthroughs. This year’s meeting carried the theme “Exceptional Cancer Research From Patient to Populations,” and it included 268 research posters and four speakers from outside Ohio State.