impactCancer Fall 2017
We often note that Ohio State’s cancer program is placing an ever-bigger footprint around the globe as we continue to make an impact in research, compassionate care and community relationships.
Nowhere is our expanding footprint more evident than here in Ohio, where we have directed funds from Pelotonia—our annual grassroots bicycle tour that raises money for cancer research at Ohio State—to support three statewide initiatives that are promoting prevention, early detection and better outcomes in colorectal, endometrial (uterine) and lung cancer.
Through these carefully coordinated efforts, which involve the participation of some 50 hospitals around the state, we are translating our cancer expertise into elevated prevention, care and education in many Ohio communities as we continue our pursuit of a cancer-free world. Our cover story for this issue of impactCancer takes a closer look at our three statewide initiatives and what they entail.
Also in this issue you’ll find stories about: two surgeons at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) who are pioneering a novel form of lymph node transfer surgery for patients suffering from lymphedema; author Dan Brown sharing his experience with the OSUCCC – James during his mother’s treatment; Block Lectureship awardee Mary-Claire King, PhD, and the barriers she helped eliminate to making genetic testing more accessible; and several other topics.
Please take time to read through this issue. I think you’ll find it interesting, informative and inspiring.
Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
President, American Association for Cancer Research