Comprehensive Cancer Care


At Wooster Community Hospital, we know that being diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder can be a stressful time for you and your loved ones. However, there is now more hope today than ever before.

In 2013, WCH Health System collaborated with The James Cancer Network at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) to form Wooster Cancer Care bringing the most advanced oncology and hematology care to residents of Wayne County and the surrounding areas. Highly-skilled OSUCCC - James healthcare providers specialize in customized oncology treatment of cancer, and are available locally to help reduce traveling for patients and their families.

At OSUCCC - James the vision is to create a cancer-free world, one person, one discovery at a time.  This underlies everything they do in working to eradicate cancer through research that translates to innovative and highly targeted patient care.

The OSUCCC - James is the only cancer program in the country that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities. 

Cancer is no long defined solely by stage and location, but rather by its biologic and genetic makeup.  There is no routine cancer-it is different in each person.  Working together and utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and technology, clinicians and researchers at Ohio State are speeding the development and delivery of treatments that target the molecules and markers fueling each person’s unique cancer.

At the Forefront of Research

The OSUCCC - James is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation as designated by the NCI, a designation that we have maintained through competitive renewal since 1976.  After the site review for our last renewal, we earned the NCI’s highest ranking, “exceptional,” and received a five-year, $23 million NCI support grant.  The NCI survey team stated that the OSUCCC - James “should serve as the model for other matrix university-based centers.”

At Ohio State, more than 300 cancer researchers from 12 of the 15 colleges and their teams work collaboratively, across multiple disciplines, to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

Wooster Hematology and Oncology is committed to providing you with the most advanced and personalized care available, including the latest technologies, treatment options, and clinical research trials.

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The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has granted Wooster Community Hospital’s Cancer Program Accreditation with Commendation. Accreditation with Commendation is limited to those programs that are involved with prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.  One of the keys to success for a Commission on Cancer Approved Program is that the hospital must provide state-of-the-art care for cancer patients seen at the facility for primary, secondary, or tertiary care.

We at Wooster Community Hospital recognize that cancer is a complex group of diseases. The Commission on Cancer Program Standards promote consultation among surgeons, cancer specialists, and staff. This multidisciplinary cooperation results in improved care for you.

Our Standards

Every Commission on Cancer-Approved program must provide a host of basic services. These services are provided on-site at the facility, by referral, or are coordinated with other facilities or local agencies. Services include:

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2017 Cancer Program Updates

OSUCCC - James is now using a novel breast cancer treatment that has patients lying on their stomachs instead of their backs during radiation treatments. WCH will be offering the same treatment method in November. This has proven to be an effective way of treating breast cancer and to help keep any additional radiation away from the heart and lungs.

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