Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds lectures are a tradition and integral component of medical education. Given by experts, these lectures are research presentations that focus on current or interesting cases. They are also often utilized for dissemination of new research information.

The OSUCCC – James Grand Rounds schedule follows The Ohio State University’s academic calendar. The lectures take place on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. in The James, Room L035  (Wasserstrom Family Conference Room on the conference level), but they are not held on the second Friday of the month, during the summer academic break, or during most weeks that contain a university-sanctioned holiday.

A full list of upcoming Grand Rounds lectures can be found on the events page, and up to three upcoming lectures on the right side of this page. If no Grand Rounds are shown and it is during the academic calendar, please check back again as we regularly update our events as they are scheduled.

2016-2017 Grand Rounds Speakers

September 2, 2016: No Grand Rounds – Labor Day

September 9, 2016: No Grand Rounds – 2nd wk

September 16, 2016: Marialuisa Ferrari Lectureship for Life Celebration - OSUCCC – James
Making a Difference: A Tribute to Arthur G. James, MD and John J. Bonica, MD

September 23, 2016: Hans Nijman, MD, PhD - University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands
Clinical Impact of the Immune Contexture in Gynecologic Cancers; From Prognosis to Response to Immunotherapy

September 30, 2016: Charles Swanton, MD, PhD - Francis Crick Institute, London
Families for a Cure Lecture – Cancer Diversity and Evolution

*This lecture is being held in BRT 115.

October 7, 2016: James Cerhan, MD, PhD - Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Rochester, Minnesota
The Role of Host Genetics in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk and Prognosis: A Population-Science Perspective

October 14, 2016: No Grand Rounds – 2nd wk

October 28, 2016: Drug Development Institute Projects - OSUCCC – James

November 4, 2016: Ronald DeMatteo, MD - Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York
5th Annual Arthur G. James Lecture - The Marriage of Surgery, Molecular Therapy and Immunology in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

November 11, 2016: No Grand Rounds – 2nd wk

November 18, 2016: Ching-Shih Chen, PhD - OSUCCC – James
Targeting Phenotypic Adaptation of Cancer Cells to Tumor Microenvironment: Challenges and Opportunities

November 25, 2016: No Grand Rounds – Thanksgiving

December 2, 2016: Kristin Dittmar, PhD - The Ohio State University
Image-Guided Thermal Ablation and the Role it Plays in our Cancer Armamentarium

December 9, 2016: No Grand Rounds – 2nd week

December 16, 2016: Grand Rounds Cancelled

December 23 & 30, 2016: No Grand Rounds – Holiday Break

January 6, 2017: Joshua Lang, MD, MS - University of Wisconsin
Biology to Technology and Back Again: Precision Biomarkers in Solid Tumors

January 13, 2017: No Grand Rounds – 2nd week

January 20, 2017: Rebecca Jacobson, MD, MS - University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Cancer Research with Biomedical Informatics Innovation

January 27, 2017: Claire Verschraegen, MD, MS - University of Vermont
The Dawn of Oncology

February 3, 2017: Ehud Mendel, MD - The Ohio State University
Surgical Management of Spine Tumors

February 10, 2017: No Grand Rounds – 2nd week

February 17, 2017: Carlo Croce, MD - The Ohio State University Non-Coding RNAs and Cancer

February 24, 2017: No Grand Rounds

March 3, 2017: Clara D. Bloomfield, MD - The Ohio State University
New World Health Organization and European LeukemiaNet AML Classifications

March 17, 2017: Richard Wilson, PhD - Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Advances in Cancer Genomics

March 24, 2017: No Grand Rounds

April 7, 2017: Patricia LoRusso, DO - Yale University
Pelotonia Idea Grant Presentations

April 14, 2017: No Grand Rounds – 2nd Week

April 21, 2017: No Grand Rounds

April 28 2017: No Grand Rounds; 2017 OSUCCC – James Annual Scientific Meeting

May 5, 2017: Jeffrey Myers, MD, PhD, FACS – The University of Texas MD Anderson
New Advances in Translational Research of Oral Cancer

May 19, 2017: Patricia LoRusso, MD – Yale Cancer Center
Talk title to be determined

If you missed a Grand Round lecture, you can view the live stream or the on demand recording after each lecture. You will need to sign in and register the first time you view it.

If you would like to receive our weekly Grand Rounds email update, please send your name and email address to

If you have any general questions about Grand Rounds, you can contact Tamra Brooks.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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