The Destination Medicine team at the OSUCCC – James is dedicated to ensuring that distance and language are no obstacles to receiving the internationally recognized care available only here at The James.

The world-renowned experts at the OSUCCC – James are transforming the way cancers are prevented, detected, treated and, yes, cured.

Cancer is complex, and today, cancer is no longer solely defined by location or even by stage – there is no routine cancer. Each patient’s cancer is different, acting and reacting differently to the bodies they are in and the treatments aimed at stopping them.


At the OSUCCC – James, our mission is to provide the highest level of compassionate, discreet, respectful and expert service – all through a single point of access and in the patient’s preferred language – not just for Ohioans, but also for patients who may live out of state or outside of the United States.

To deliver the most effective cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment, our world-renowned experts identify and understand cancer at the molecular and genetic levels, unlocking the genetic and molecular code of a patient’s cancer and pinpointing what makes each cancer grow – then discovering what stops it.

Our internationally recognized teams of cancer specialists, sub-specialists and super sub-specialists span a broad range of disciplines: from medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more – all specializing in cancer research, prevention, detection, treatment and cures. In fact, our physician experts actually help write the U.S. national clinical guidelines for treating specific cancers.

It is that sub-specialization and singular focus that enables us to discover, develop and deliver the most targeted therapies for each patient. And that means our collective expertise leads to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Medical Services

In the patient’s preferred language, the OSUCCC – James can facilitate a care plan for each patient’s specific needs. This includes:

  • Coordinating second opinions through video and audio conferences
  • Assisting international patients with navigating the U.S. medical environment before, during and after their visit, including:
    • connecting with physician experts specially trained to meet patient needs
    • scheduling clinic appointments, diagnostic tests and treatment planning, and managing hospital admission and post-discharge services
    • building a cost model and discussing price estimates
    • facilitating deposits and payments, billing summary and any follow-up that might be needed

Additional Services

The OSUCCC – James Destination Medicine team’s expertise extends beyond traditional care. Here, our dedicated team members can help patients and their families with:

  • Managing passport and U.S. visa needs
  • Consulting on and coordinating transportation
  • Coordinating travel, housing, spiritual and dietary needs
  • Identifying additional community services, including locations for worship, banking, shopping, relaxation and entertainment

To learn more, please email us at or call the James Line (and ask for Destination Medicine) at 800-293-5066, or 001-614-685-5422 for international calls.

Appointments, Patient Referrals and Transfers

Navigating the medical environment in the United States can sometimes be challenging for patients. The trained, expert staff of Destination Medicine can assist out-of-state and international patients before, during and after their visit, facilitating an individualized care plan for visiting patients.

Visit our physician directory and meet our experts by browsing a comprehensive list of our cancer specialists and sub-specialists.

For physicians who would like to refer or transfer a patient, please email us at or call the James Line at 800-293-5066 (and ask for Destination Medicine) or 001-614-685-5422 for international calls.

International Second Opinions

For patients who cannot travel to Columbus, Ohio, USA, the Destination Medicine team will gladly coordinate physician second opinions through video or audio conferences. To learn more, please email us at or call the James Line at 800-293-5066 (and ask for Destination Medicine), or 001-614-685-5422 for international calls.

Destination Medicine

Phone: 001-614-685-5422

Fax: 001-614-366-5297