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