The OSUCCC – James can facilitate a care plan for each patient in his or her preferred language. This includes:
International Second Opinions
For patients who cannot travel to Columbus, Ohio, Destination Medicine staff will coordinate second opinions through video or audio conference for the following areas:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
Patient Referrals and Transfers
Destination Medicine staff will assist patients who are traveling to Ohio State before, during, and after their visit. Our staff will also assist physicians who wish to refer a patient.
Research and Clinical Trials
The OSUCCC – James is one of only 46 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Our experts include more than 330 cancer researchers representing 12 of the 15 colleges at Ohio State. Additionally, our 200 subspecialized oncologists team up to translate laboratory and clinical studies into innovative targeted treatments that lead to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope.
Patients have access to advanced treatment procedures performed only at the OSUCCC – James by internationally recognized cancer specialists. As one of only a few cancer centers in the country funded by the National Cancer Institute to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer agents sponsored by the NCI, we offer access to some of the country’s most advanced clinical trials, ensuring that additional options, when needed, are often available for patient care.
In fact, the OSUCCC – James offers patients access to more clinical trials than nearly every other cancer hospital in the region and more of the most targeted treatment options, many of which are available only here.