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).
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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.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Specializations
- Clinical trials
- Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
- Medical oncology
- Monoclonal antibody therapy
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical oncology
- Thoracic surgeons
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
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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
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.
Testing the Addition of an Anti-cancer Drug, BAY 1895344, to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Cisplatin, or Cisplatin and Gemcitabine) for Advanced Solid Tumors With Emphasis on Urothelial Cancer
Conditions: Carcinoma, Breast Neoplasms, Lung Neoplasms, Ovarian Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial, Stomach Neoplasms, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma, Malignant, Carcinoma, Transitional Cell, Endometrial Neoplasms, Bile Duct Neoplasms, Cholangiocarcinoma, Esophageal Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Carcinoma, Small Cell, Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, Penile Neoplasms
Last Updated: September 26, 2022
Locations: Sacramento, CA. Bethesda, MD. Bethesda, MD. Columbus, OH. Pittsburgh, PA. Madison, WI. New York, NY.
Last Updated: August 25, 2022
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:
- Acupuncture and Reflexology
- The Cancer and Aging Resiliency (CARE) Clinic
- Nutrition and Garden of Hope
- Oncology Rehabilitation
- Palliative Care Center
- Pastoral and Spiritual Care
- Psychosocial Oncology
- Social Workers
- Support Groups
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.