Celebrate National Cancer Research Month

Celebrate National Cancer Research Month

During May, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) participates in a celebration of National Cancer Research Month to recognize high-quality, innovative cancer research across the country.

Research at the OSUCCC – James

Our vision is to create a cancer-free world, one person, one discovery at a time. To do so, we’ve accepted the mission to eradicate cancer by integrating groundbreaking research with personalized patient care and excellence in education.

At the OSUCCC – James, we have an “army” of approximately 2,400 individuals from around Ohio State’s campus – researchers, clinicians, nurses, technologists, therapists, administrators, dietitians, volunteers and others – who are working together to make our vision a reality.

We understand that, because there is no routine cancer, there will never be routine ways to prevent, detect and treat it. But our more than 250 researchers are identifying molecular elements within individual cancers so we can target them for treatment. To more fully leverage the breadth and depth of this large university, we recruit some of the brightest minds in cancer research from a range of disciplines. Our researchers represent 12 of the 14 colleges at Ohio State, and their discoveries are consistently published in leading scientific journals.

Equally impressive is their ability to translate molecular and genetic discoveries to innovative patient care through clinical trials. In 2013, more than 7,000 patients at the OSUCCC – James, or 27 percent of all who were diagnosed and treated here, participated in clinical trials. That’s well above the national average of 3-5 percent. Our goal is to involve more patients in these studies so we can keep moving the field forward.

Our collaborative efforts will become stronger in December 2014 with the completion and opening of the new home of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the model for the 21st century cancer hospital. Its visionary design will more closely integrate researchers and clinicians so they can accelerate discovery and science-based treatments. This expanded hospital also will help us meet a projected 21-percent increase in patient admissions over the next decade.

Recent Discoveries

Celebrate with Us

Cancer research doesn’t begin in the lab; it begins with you. Our communities, donors, patients and their families are the driving force behind the groundbreaking research being conducted at the OSUCCC – James. You can get involved today and help to create a cancer-free world.