impactCancer Spring 2013


Working together is in Ohio State’s DNA. It’s as old as the University’s land-grant mission: combining research, teaching and service—and care—to improve the lives of people in Ohio, and now people everywhere. In our comprehensive cancer center, we realize the power of collaboration more profoundly than ever. Here, we bring together some of the world’s leading experts in cancer to fulfill our vision to create a cancer-free world, one person and one discovery at a time.

It took a team of people at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) to identify a gene that causes a certain type of colon cancer. It took the collaborative efforts of several Ohio State academic disciplines to develop an enhanced tomato juice that could play a role in preventing cancer. It takes a multidisciplinary group of cancer experts to prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer.

But the experts on our faculty and staff could not achieve such success in our research and care without tremendous support from our generous community of donors and partners. In this edition of impactCancer, I’m pleased to share with you the stories of some of our friends who share their gifts of time, treasures and talent to benefit the OSUCCC – James.

Tens of thousands of people—moms and dads, daughters and sons, friends and strangers—are surviving cancer today because of the discoveries and care at the OSUCCC – James. They continue to live and thrive.

Think of all those who would not, But for Ohio State.

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chief Executive Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

"But for Ohio State," Cancer May Be Gaining Ground

Ohio State’s cancer initiative represents $500 million of the University’s $2.5 billion “But for Ohio State” fundraising endeavor.

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Share the Good News

From news of our groundbreaking research that leads to new treatments for cancer to awards presented to our outstanding clinical staff, we hope you’ll join us in spreading the word of our great work and achievements.

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Brian Stump: Turning Tragedy Into Hope

When Christine Stump of Powell, Ohio, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2011, it came as a complete shock.

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Kevin Daniel: Musical Ambassador for The James

At age 26, professional musician and James Ambassadors Society member Kevin Daniel has already achieved many of his dreams.

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Doug Smith: A Lesson in Grace

In 2004, while undergoing routine tests at another facility, Doug Smith was diagnosed with a slow developing but incurable form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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A Weiss Move

Michael and Arlene Weiss Are Optimistic About Finding Treatment For Cancer Cachexia

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Diz Howard: Getting His Life Back

Dale “Diz” Howard was a hard-riding, hard-working truck driver and Harley Davidson enthusiast.

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ScottsMiracle-Gro: Fertile Ground for Pelotonia

Founded in 1868 in Marysville, Ohio, what is now known as ScottsMiracle-Gro initially took root as a premium seed company for farmers.

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Chemical Abstracts Service: Paying it Forward and Back

Founded in 1907, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, moved its offices onto the campus of The Ohio State University in 1909 when the editor of a small monthly publication was invited to join Ohio State’s chemistry faculty.

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Up on the Roof: Elevating Cancer Research for 20 Years

Every year, the Up on the Roof committee comes together with the goal of finding a cure for cancer.

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Cancer Program News

Currently, Ohio State ranks 15th among all cancer centers across the country in research funding from the National Cancer Institute.

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Reading Between the Lines: No Routine Mammogram

Opened in January 2011, the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is the first of its kind in the Midwest to provide the full continuum of breast cancer care in a single facility.

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Community Partners

The OSUCCC – James Community Partners Program consists of corporations, individuals and community groups who raise funds in support of our mission to create a cancer-free world.

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Construction Update

The New James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

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