I specialize in treating peritoneal cancers stemming from gastrointestinal and gynecological origins such as ovarian, colorectal cancer and cancers of the appendix and small intestine. My research work also centers on these diseases and the development of new combinations of targeted therapies for peritoneal malignancies, including appendiceal carcinomas and peritoneal mesothelioma.
My laboratory interests also include understanding the c-MET axis in the tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer as well as the biology of mucinous neoplasms of ovarian/appendiceal and colonic origins. I received the American Society for Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award in 2011-2012 to fund a project designed to rationally choose in an unbiased fashion appropriate combinations of targeted agents for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer.
I love being at the OSUCCC – James. I work in the company of first-class physicians, all experts in their respective fields of study. We collaborate on new therapies and treatments for all types of cancer, and together we accomplish so much. Being in the academic environment of The Ohio State University also allows me to share my knowledge with students as an assistant professor of internal medicine in the College of Medicine.
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Hays has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.
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4.8 out of 5
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Patient Comments (7 total comments)
Dr. Hays is first rate, I trust his abilities relating to my condition.
Dr. Hayes is awesome!
Dr. Hays is the very best. His staff also.
He's great! Dr. D. Hays.
Despite the terrible office experience, my doctor does a good job and I trust him and his team with my health. I would recommend OSU as a place to get treatment, but for myself, this last office experience makes me not want to come back.