01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Edmund Folefac is a medical oncologist currently serving at The James, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. He began his medical training at the University of Ife in Nigeria before moving to the United States to complete his fellowship at Boston University.

Dr. Folefac is passionate about continuing his research, primarily focusing on quitting smoking to help prevent lung cancers. His studies have also looked at lung cancer screening, cancer and aging, as well as personalized medicine. Dr. Folefac has participated in a multitude of clinical trials and has been published in various journals.

At The James, Dr. Folefac has been able to pursue his passion towards curing cancer, harnessing their support and resources to help patients cope with their cancer diagnosis.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Medical Oncology

Other Interests & Specialties: Lung cancers, melanoma, male urogenital diseases, kidney cancers, female urogenital diseases and urogenital cancers.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Internal Medicine Certifications in Hematology and Medical Oncology, American Medical Association member, International Society for the Study of Lung Cancer member

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for Internal Medicine at Salem Hospital
  • Fellowship for Hematology/Oncology at Boston University Medical Center
  • Medical Degree from Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences
03. Publications


Cost and survival analysis of treating stage IV non -small cell lung cancerBoston University Theses & Dissertations. 2015.

When clinical trial participation is not an option in the era of personalized medicine: the case of two patientsOncology. January 2017;92:55-60. doi: 10.1159/000450712