For AIDS/HIV related cancers, the first treatment often represents the very best opportunity to either cure the disease or effectively and aggressively treat it with the least amount of side effects.
As a National Cancer Institute (NCI) – designated comprehensive cancer center, the OSUCCC – James offers patients access to treatments and novel therapies that may not be available anywhere else in the United States.
Our treatment team includes internationally recognized AIDS/HIV-related cancer experts and specialists—hematologists, infectious disease specialists, radiation oncologists, medical researchers, genomic experts and more. Working together and across medical disciplines, this subspecialized team develops individualized, highly targeted treatment plans that specifically target the molecular and biological makeup of an individual cancer.
In addition to tumor-reduction therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy, treatment may include the use of highly active drug combinations to treat HIV, as well as specialized medications to prevent infections that commonly arise as a result of a weakened immune system.
Patients with HIV may also have lower bone marrow reserves, which are important to take into account when establishing safe and effective drug dosages.
AIDS Clinical Trials
The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) is The Ohio State University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. The unit is one of 30 sites nationwide that conduct federally-sponsored research studies for the treatment of HIV and AIDS and related illnesses. An expert, interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists staff the ACTU, and are ready to answer your questions.
ACTU provides a variety of studies for volunteers to participate in. These include screening studies, women only studies, studies regarding HIV medications, vaccine studies and more.
If you have been diagnosed with an AIDS/HIV-related cancer and would like a second opinion, or if you would like to speak with a cancer specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.