impactCancer Spring 2014
At Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), our fundraising momentum continues to grow, thanks to the ceaseless generosity of community donors, partners and advocates who share our vision of creating a cancer-free world.
Through your benevolence, we are increasingly able to recruit and retain world-renowned cancer experts whose groundbreaking research translates to innovative cancer care and prevention strategies – experts such as David Carbone, MD, PhD, a lung cancer specialist who leads our new thoracic oncology center and is highlighted in a story in this issue of ImpactCancer. Dr. Carbone is among several cancer experts who have recently joined our team; some others include Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD, who directs the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Vinay Puduvalli, MD, MBBS, who directs the Division of Neuro-Oncology.
Ultimately it is the people who work and volunteer in Ohio State’s cancer program who enable us to provide our top-notch services and to ofer hope to all who turn to us for help. Our team over the years has comprised not only physicians such as Dr. Carbone and the retired Ron Siegle, MD, who is featured in this issue for a $1 million gift that he and his wife recently gave to our JamesCare for Life program, but also: nurses such as the late Phyllis Kaldor, who is the namesake of a new Hope and Inspiration Tribute Fund announced in this issue; and the people who support our ancillary services, such as Vera Garofalo at Hope’s Boutique, also profiled herein.
But we couldn’t do what we do without the help of all of you. Thanks as always for your caring support.
Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research