Need to Know
Pelotonia 16 Raises Over $24 Million for Cancer Research at Ohio State
Riders, virtual riders and volunteers who participated in the Pelotonia 16 bicycling event in August raised a record $24,104,432, all of which will support cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. The amount brings the event’s eight-year total to $130,159,438.
Donors from all 50 states and more than 60 countries contributed to the funds raised by the 275 pelotons (riding groups) in the 2016 event. Pelotonia began in 2009 and is held in Columbus each August. Pelotonia 16 drew 7,749 riders and 2,790 volunteers from 40 states and eight countries. Riders participated in six routes that ranged from 25 to 180 miles.
Pelotonia 17 is scheduled for Aug. 4-6. Rider registration opens Feb. 8 at pelotonia.org.
Patient Participation Tops 23,000 in Total Cancer Care® Protocol
More than 23,000 patients at the OSUCCC – James are voluntarily participating in the Total Cancer Care® (TCC) protocol for sharing biospecimens and clinical data that help move cancer research forward and personalize cancer care.
The TCC protocol has been adopted by 15 medical institutions across the nation that constitute the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a research collaboration that was co-founded and is co-anchored by the OSUCCC – James and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. ORIEN members implement a common protocol (TCC) and share de-identified data to support research and help match patients to clinical trials.
Ninty-six percent of patients at the OSUCCC – James who have been approached about joining the TCC protocol have agreed to participate.