November Physician of the Month: Michael Wert

An athlete in college, Michael Wert has become a screening superstar at The James, where he works to save lives through the early detection of lung cancer. Read More

An athlete in college, Michael Wert has become a screening superstar at The James, where he works to save lives through the early detection of lung cancer. Read More

Blue Beautiful Skies: Art Expresses the Joy of a Cure

The painting of boundless blue skies dotted by white clouds on the first floor of The James is represents a real story of struggle and courage between two dear friends. Read More

The painting of boundless blue skies dotted by white clouds on the first floor of Ohio State’s new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is not just a beautiful image of hope; it represents a real story of struggle and courage between two dear friends—a story as striking as the blue in the sky. Read More

Keith and Julie Brooks: Investing in The James to Make the World a Better Place

It was a childhood friendship of Julie Althoff Brooks that began the long relationship that she and her husband Keith are so committed to today. Read More

It was a childhood friendship of Julie Althoff Brooks that began the long relationship that she and her husband Keith are so committed to today.As a young adult, Julie’s best friend lost her father, Herbie Block, to cancer. Months after his death, his wife and their large, young family decided, with the input of a few friends, to start The Herbert J. Block Memorial Tournament. That was in 1983. Read More

Using Genomics to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment

Genomics – the study of the genetic makeup of an organism – helps researchers and oncologists pinpoint why there is no routine lung cancer. Read More

Genomics – the study of the genetic makeup of an organism – helps researchers and oncologists pinpoint why there is no routine lung cancer. Every lung cancer has a unique set of genetic abnormalities, and studying an individual’s genomics allows experts to gain insights into that person's unique cancer. Read More

New Advances in Lung Cancer Research

Every day, experts at the OSUCCC – James are making advances in cancer research and treatment. These advances are especially important in cancers for which treatment is a challenge, like lung cancer. Read More

Every day, experts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are making advances in cancer research and treatment. These advances are especially important in cancers for which treatment is a challenge for oncologists, like lung cancer. Read More

Addressing False Positivity in Lung Cancer Screening

One out of four individuals at high risk of lung cancer who receive a low-dose CT scan as part of the lung cancer screening process will have a spot on their lung. Read More

One out of four individuals at high risk of lung cancer who receive a low-dose CT scan as part of the lung cancer screening process will have a spot on their lung. Of those patients, 96.3 percent will be found to not have cancer. In many cases, the only way to confirm whether a spot is cancerous is an invasive procedure that can be expensive and stressful while possibly causing medical complications. Read More

Pelotonia-Supported Genomic Sequencing Provides Targeted Cancer Therapies

Jared Gordon thought he had a bad cold. But after he couldn’t kick the sickness for a month, he went to the doctor for tests that revealed the true source of his prolonged illness: stage 4 lung cancer. Read More

Jared Gordon thought he had a bad cold. But after he couldn’t kick the sickness for a month, he went to the doctor for tests that revealed the true source of his prolonged illness: stage 4 lung cancer. The tumor had spread to the lining of his lungs and surrounding lymph nodes. The 51-year-old single father of three was told he had six months to live. But Gordon decided to get a second opinion at the OSUCCC – James, where the lung cancer team offers next generation genomic sequencing of lung tumors. Read More

There Is No Routine Lung Cancer

A revolution in lung cancer treatment is happening at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Read More

A revolution in lung cancer treatment is happening at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Our research is proving that lung cancer is not solely defined by location and stage, but rather the individual molecules and genes that drive each patient’s unique cancer. Simply put, there is no routine lung cancer. Read More

New Discovery in Lung Cancer Holds Added Promise for Patients

One novel idea. Sometimes that’s all it takes to change a life. And sometimes, it just might save one. Read More

One novel idea. Sometimes that’s all it takes to change a life. David Carbone, MD, PhD, who was recruited to Ohio State to establish a Thoracic Oncology Center at the university’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research institute (OSUCCC – James), knows this firsthand. It was his idea that saved a patient’s life and changed what the experts look for when analyzing a patient’s tumor. Read More