01. History

History of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The center has maintained this designation since 1976. The more than 300 cancer researchers at the center provide individualized care for all cancer patients treated at the OSUCCC – James.

The OSUCCC – James leads the James Cancer Network, enabling patients to receive excellent care across the state of Ohio. Included in the network are the Wooster Community Hospital Health System, Madison County, Clinton Memorial Hospital and St. Rita’s Medical Center. The network elevates the care given across the state. The OSUCCC – James also offers cutting edge pediatric cancer care through the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).

02. Mesothelioma Care

Mesothelioma Care at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mesothelioma care offered at OSUCCC – James uses the most innovative treatment modalities offered across the United States. The physicians at the cancer center use standard therapies, like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, as well as less accessible and more complicated therapies including monoclonal antibody therapy and other immunotherapies through clinical trials. The center is particularly experienced in treating peritoneal mesothelioma, offering specialized treatments like hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The multidisciplinary teams at OSUCCC – James provide patients with the best care possible to not only treat their cancer but also improve their overall quality of life.

03. Specializations

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Specializations

  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Medical oncology
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal antibody therapy
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thoracic surgeons
04. Accreditations

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Accreditations

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation
  • Cancer Center ranked as High Performing according to U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
  • Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • The Joint Commission Accreditation
05. Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Testing the Addition of Targeted Radiation Therapy to Surgery and the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin [or Carboplatin]) for Stage I-IIIA Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Conditions: Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma, Malignant, Lung Neoplasms

Last Updated: March 28, 2023

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Coral Gables, FL. Deerfield Beach, FL. Miami, FL. Tampa, FL. Tampa, FL. Tampa, FL. Chicago, IL. Boston, MA. Rochester, MN. Basking Ridge, NJ. Middletown, NJ. Montvale, NJ. Commack, NY. Harrison, NY. New York, NY. New York, NY. Uniondale, NY. Cleveland, OH. Columbus, OH. Houston, TX. Seattle, WA.

Chemotherapy With or Without Immunotherapy for Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Conditions: Mesothelioma

Last Updated: August 25, 2022

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Phoenix, AZ. Chicago, IL. Danville, IL. Effingham, IL. Matoon, IL. Urbana, IL. Lexington, KY. Boston, MA. Bemidji, MN. Edina, MN. Minneapolis, MN. Rochester, MN. Bismarck, ND. Fargo, ND. Columbus, OH. Oklahoma City, OK. Pittsburgh, PA. Sioux Falls, SD.

06. Hospital Services

Patient and Family Services at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center offers many support resources for patients and family members, including JamesCare for Life. JamesCare for Life provides free supportive programs for cancer patients, their caregivers and family members that can be accessed from the time of diagnosis. Programs focus on the physical, emotional, practical and spiritual ways that life is impacted by cancer. They are designed to empower survivors and caregivers by providing education, support and coping tools that aid health and well-being. Additional resources at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center include:

07. Offsite Services in Columbus

Patient and Family Services in the Columbus Area

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in the metropolitan area of Columbus. As a result, many services are easily accessible for mesothelioma patients and their families during or after treatment. These offsite services include counseling, hospice care, housing and pain clinics.

Hospice Care
One-On-One Support
Oxygen Supplies
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Social Connections Event
Stress Management Programs
Survivor Wellness Program