On October 24, 2011, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee dedicated the Comprehensive Breast Center in honor and memory of Stefanie Spielman, an Ohio State alumna, philanthropist and breast cancer advocate.
“First and foremost, Stefanie made a difference in the lives of countless patients and their families in the fight against cancer,” says President Gee. “She touched those struggling with their diagnosis and treatments, helping to make their worlds more comfortable, more optimistic and more affirmative. She possessed an uncommon combination of bravery, grace and compassion that continues to resonate through her remarkable legacy.”
Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and chief executive officer of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, says, “Few non-doctors have contributed so much in the quest to create a cancer-free world as Stefanie Spielman. This is a fitting memorial to all she accomplished. We know that her legacy, this building and the experts within it will inspire others to, in Stefanie’s words, ‘Continue to fight. Continue to live.’”
With her motivational words in mind, The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center offers onsite access to digital mammography, diagnostic imaging, nuclear imaging, clinical trials, chemotherapy, laboratory services, nutrition services, financial services, chemotherapeutic agents, reconstructive surgery and social and psychological counseling. The building also contains a nuclear imaging laboratory for molecular and gene therapies and a full-service pharmacy that dispenses experimental chemotherapeutic agents for clinical trials.