Legacy 2018-19

Two decades. The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research celebrates 20 years this year. It’s a milestone of which I am incredibly proud—and one I’m certain Stefanie would be equally delighted about.

I hope you share in that pride. The work taking place at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) would not be possible without each of you. That includes the subject of our cover story, Chix With Stix, a community partner also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The women involved with this ladies-only golf outing display exceptional enthusiasm and dedication to breast cancer research.

This issue of Legacy also contains a story on clinical trials from Bhuvana Ramaswamy, MD, academic chief of the breast medical oncology section at the OSUCCC – James. In addition, you will find a profile about two grateful patients who formed a friendship after meeting at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and who now volunteer to help others during their breast cancer journeys.

I hope that as you read these stories you will feel inspired by the many efforts to support breast cancer research. Thank you for your generous support and commitment to making this work possible for the last 20 years. Here’s to the next two decades of striving to create a cancer-free world.

Continue to Fight,

Chris Spielman
Co-Founder, Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Get to Know Dr. William Farrar

Meet William Farrar, MD, breast surgical oncologist and interim CEO of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, whose more than 40-year career has helped improve breast cancer surgery techniques for treating women affected by this disease.

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A Community of Support, Friendship and Love

In May 2014, Lena Meeks arrived at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center (SSCBC) in search of a second opinion.

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“We’re the Gateway”: About Cancer Clinical Trials

Today’s cancer research leads to tomorrow’s treatment breakthroughs—and patients play vital roles in that cycle of innovation.

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Crossing the Finish Line for Breast Cancer Research

On April 21, more than 2,000 gathered for the 3rd Annual Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions. The 4-mile and 1-mile walk/run, which starts and ends at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, offers cancer survivors the chance to celebrate the champions in their lives.

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The Champion Award

Stefanie Spielman established the Champion Award to recognize one of the most critical factors in surviving cancer: loving, unwavering support. In Stefanie’s case, such support during her battle with breast cancer came from her husband, Chris.

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Chix With Stix: Taking a Swing for Breast Cancer Research

Twenty years ago, Chris Corcoran and another vendor in the architectural/design/commercial furnishings industry saw their male colleagues playing golf together all the time and thought, “Why don’t we invite some ladies to golf?

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Importance of Breast Cancer Prevention Rises With Risk

As the risk of breast cancer rises, so does the importance of a proactive prevention plan.

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20-Year Reflection

Chris Spielman discusses this milestone year for the Spielman Fund with his daughter Maddie Spielman.

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Thank You Community Partners

Durango Boots, a division of Rocky Brands Inc., continued its ongoing support of breast cancer research with a $10,098 donation to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

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