The OSUCCC – James: At the Forefront of Research
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) - James is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a designation that they have maintained through competitive renewal since 1976. After the site review for their last renewal, they earned the NCI’s highest ranking, “exceptional.” They had also received a five-year, $23 million NCI support grant. The NCI survey team stated that the OSUCC – James “should serve as the model for other matrix university-based centers.”
The OSUCCC – James has five highly interactive cancer research programs, each focusing on a different area of cancer research. Through the five programs, the work of members includes basic laboratory studies, translational research, and clinical trials.
Areas of Research
At Ohio State, more than 340 cancer researchers from 11 of the 15 colleges and their teams work collaboratively across multiple disciplines to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Plus, The OSUCCC – James has more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in just one type of cancer. That expert sub-specialization leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes.
The expert providers at the OSUCCC – James work endlessly to research a wide range of different cancerous diseases and malignancies. With such a broad range of research, the OSUCCC – James center is hopeful to one day make a breakthrough that can change the way cancer is treated and potentially cured. Areas of research include:
- Brain and Nervous System Malignancies
- Breast Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Genitourinary Cancers (Prostate, Bladder, Testicular, Kidney)
- Gynecologic Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Hematologic Malignancies (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma)
- Thoracic Cancer (Cancer of the Lungs or Chest Region)
- Thyroid and Endocrine Cancers
- Uveal (Eye) Melanoma
The Importance of Cancer Research
The OSUCCC – James manages hundreds of active or pending cancer clinical trials, many of which are initiated by their own investigators. Genetic- and molecular-based research helps researchers understand each patient's unique cancer and develop and deliver the most effective targeted therapy that leads to better outcomes, fewer side effects, and more hope.
The ultimate goal for our team members’ research is to find a cure for those who are suffering from any of the various forms of cancer. We work hard to ensure our patients get the highest-quality, comprehensive care for their conditions, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond remission. This includes individualized treatment plans to target their cancer effectively and efficiently. Learn more about how our cancer research can benefit you and your loved ones by contacting the team at Wooster Community Hospital.
Cancer Research Institute in Wooster, OH
Wooster Community Hospital is proud to be affiliated with The OSUCCC – James, so we can offer the highest quality cancer care right here in our community. For more information about joining the research center or how the research center can benefit you, we encourage you to call Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, OH, today at (330) 262-2800. One of our dedicated team members will be happy to assist you over the phone before your first appointment with us.