impactCancer Winter 2016
The beat goes on—but stronger and faster than ever—for Ohio State’s cancer program nearly a year after we opened our transformational new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
This issue of impactCancer reflects the frenetic pace of our diverse endeavors and the continuous support we receive from a generous community that is helping us pursue our shared vision of creating a cancer-free world.
Herein you’ll find stories about our world-class Radiation Oncology Department, the importance of clinical trials that are yielding new therapies and saving lives, testimonials from grateful patients who have benefited from our science-based cancer care, multimillion dollar “Outstanding Investigator” grant awards from the National Cancer Institute to two of our most distinguished researchers, a new prize that we extend to our unsung heroes of caregiving, a pair of Ohio State physicians who are “living and giving in tandem” to our cancer program, and our cover story about the Heather Pick Music Fund, which brings a well-known newscaster’s legacy full circle for helping others.
As always, I thank you for your continuing support of our cancer program and hope you will find this issue both informative and inspiring.
Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute