The experts at the OSUCCC – James AIDS/HIV Cancer Clinic provide internationally recognized patient care specifically designed to offer comprehensive cancer treatment for patients with AIDS/HIV. This is the only clinic providing care to AIDS/HIV patients in the Midwest.
Every person’s disease is different, with individually unique genes and molecules driving that disease. At the OSUCCC – James, our AIDS/HIV-related cancer subspecialists are world-renowned experts who focus solely on AIDS/HIV-related cancers. They reach across medical disciplines (hematologists, infectious disease specialists, radiation oncologists, molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more) to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient’s specific cancer.
Also, because some of the country’s most advanced clinical trials are right here at the OSUCCC – James, patients know that additional options, when needed, are always available for their treatment and care.
What is the AIDS/HIV Cancer Clinic?
Some people who have tested positive for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) may experience other serious medical problems, including cancer. These patients can be at greater risk for complicated side effects while undergoing cancer-related treatments.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), certain cancers are more likely to occur in people who test positive for HIV. These include:
Kaposi sarcoma (KS), which is a cancer of the cells lining the lymph or blood vessels on the skin or inside the mouth, nose, throat or lung, often with the appearance of blue, red or violet spots.
Lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system, and can show up as swollen glands in areas such as the neck or arms.
The OSUCCC – James AIDS/HIV Cancer Clinic is one of the Midwest’s leading treatment centers for AIDS/HIV-related cancers. It is also one of only four NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States funded by the NCI to lead phase I and II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. The clinic is nationally recognized for treating patients with HIV-related cancers, and has subspecialists who are internationally recognized experts in both infectious diseases and cancer care and treatment.
Additionally, because the OSUCCC – James is a member of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, an organization supported by the NCI, the AIDS/HIV Cancer Clinic’s cancer research experts initiate and lead advanced studies and clinical trials to continually develop innovative, leading-edge approaches for managing HIV-related cancers.
If you have been diagnosed with an HIV-related cancer and would like a second opinion, or if you would like to speak with an AIDS/HIV cancer specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.