State of the Cancer Program Address Part 3: Changing the Landscape Through Patient Care

In his annual State of the Cancer Program Address, Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, talked about patient care and how research directly impacts patients with cancer.

Cancer research took science out into the community with the discovery of the connection between having Lynch syndrome and developing colorectal cancer. Dr. Caligiuri talked about the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI), which has ensured that many people across the state will never develop this disease.

Beyond initiatives like the OCCPI, a standard of excellent care extends to all patients who enter the OSUCCC – James.

“I get letter after letter from people thanking us for the quality of care and the passion that people exude to our patients when they enter into The James,” Dr. Caligiuri said.

He emphasized that, to provide this quality care, the OSUCCC – James has physicians and physician scientists who have “amazing bandwidth to take care of any and all problems.”

He also Dr. Caligiuri touched on how the treatment we are able to provide as a cancer hospital actually improves survival rates for cancer patients.

To learn more, including how the OSUCCC – James manages a growing volume of patients, view part three of Dr. Caligiuri’s address.

This is part three of a four-part series recapping Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri’s 2015 State of the Cancer Program Address from Nov. 2, 2015. Stay tuned for part four on looking toward the future next week.


If you or someone you know has received a cancer diagnosis and would like a second opinion or would like to speak to a cancer specialist, we are here to help. Call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment or to speak with an oncology nurse.

The James Line is a free, confidential telephone service staffed by OSUCCC – James oncology nurses to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals. The James Line is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are a referring physician, learn how to refer or transfer a patient to the OSUCCC – James.