impactCancer Spring 2015


I’m proud to report that, after many years of planning, design and construction, our new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is open and operating as one of the world’s most advanced facilities for science-based cancer care.

We officially opened the new James on Dec. 15, 2014, following a superbly orchestrated Dec. 12-14 weekend move of 221 patients from the original James to its transformational successor – a 21-floor, 1.1-million-square-foot, 306-bed hospital that stands as a beacon of hope to all cancer patients and families who turn to us for help.

One major reason we consider it transformational is that it is designed to accelerate the translation of discoveries to innovative patient care by placing researchers and clinicians in closer working proximity than ever before. Each inpatient floor has either a wet or a dry research lab so researchers and clinicians can collaborate closely and see firsthand how their work benefits our patients.

You can read more about our pre-opening celebrations, the big move-in weekend and the new hospital itself in this issue of impactCancer, which also offers a look at the OSUCCC – James’ Drug Development Institute (DDI). Utilizing the vast array of resources available at Ohio State, the DDI has established an efficient industry approach to developing cancer-fighting drugs that will bring us ever closer to realizing our shared vision of a cancer-free world.

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

Three Perspectives

The new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

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Celebrated, Opened and Creating A Cancer-Free World

OSUCCC – James dedicated its new 1.1-million-square foot, 21-floor, 306-bed, freestanding cancer hospital on Nov. 7, 2014, and officially opened the transformational facility on Dec. 15.

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OSUCCC – James Drug Development Institute: An Industry Approach to Creating Cancer-Fighting Drugs

When Timothy R. Wright retired in 2011 after a nearly 30-year career in pharmaceuticals, he wanted to use his immense experience in pharmaceuticals to do something meaningful.

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Doug Ulman: Cancer Survivor, Advocate and New Pelotonia CEO

The next chapter in the ongoing story of Pelotonia has opened with the announced appointment of global cancer advocate Doug Ulman as president and CEO.

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Chris Kaighn: Riding—and Retailing—for Hope

Having worked her way up from a retail sales position at The Limited as a young adult to senior vice president of stores and operations at Tween Brands, Chris Kaighn knows a thing or two about sales.

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Blue Beautiful Skies: Art Expresses the Joy of a Cure

In November 2013, 50-year-old Annie Cacciato, wife to Matt and mother of three teenage girls, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

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Meade Family: A Proud Son Honors His Mother’s Special Legacy of Caring

Shawn Meade always knew that his mother, Connie, was special—from his childhood years when she would feed him dinner and then leave to care for patients as a nurse on the night shift at OSUCCC – James, to his adulthood when she and his father, Phillip, moved to Georgia to be closer to Meade and his growing family.

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Marty Haake: I Never Thought I Would Be Anything More Than a Visitor

As architectural sales manager for USG, the world’s top manufacturer of drywall, Marty Haake was thrilled when his company was selected to work on the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

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Buckeye Cruise for Cancer: Buckeye Nation Sets Sail for a Cure

It started as a crazy idea shared between friends.

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JAMES 5K Race Series

These five events support research efforts in the multiple myeloma, lung, leukemia, sarcoma and breast cancer programs.

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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 vision to create a cancer-free world.

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