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Adult Oncology Services

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (The James) opened in July 1990 as the adult patient-care component of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC), which was initially designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1976. Drawing upon the expertise of more than 265 scientists representing 14 colleges at Ohio State, the OSUCCC-James is devoted to translating cancer research into innovative patient care for people of central Ohio and beyond.

Through its highly qualified faculty and staff and their interdisciplinary activities, the OSUCCC-James is positioned to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality by:

· Conducting basic, translational and prevention research

· Translating results from scientific investigation into quality patient care

· Providing cancer detection, treatment, and rehabilitation services

· Contributing to the educational advancement of healthcare professionals

· Increasing public awareness regarding cancer

· Promoting public policy changes to improve cancer prevention, detection and treatment

Multidisciplinary Teams

The James has multidisciplinary teams that meet regularly:

· Breast

· Bone Marrow Transplant

· Cancer Prevention and Wellness

· Central Nervous System

· Colorectal

· Genitourinary

· Gynecologic

· Head and Neck

· Hematology

· Leukemia

· Lower Gastrointestinal

· Lymphoma

· Melanoma

· Multiple Myeloma

· Pain

· Primary Bone

· Thoracic

· Upper Gastrointestinal

General Information

General Information

800.293.5066

James Information Desk

614.293.3300

The James Line

614.293.5066

Children's Support Programs

614.293.4138

Clinical Cancer Genetics

614.293.6694

Mammography

614.293.0020

Volunteer Services

614.293.4663

Diversity Enhancement Program

614.293.7020

JamesCare for Life

614.293.6428

Guest Services

614.293.8609

Referring Physician Line

800.293.5066

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Facility

The James' main hospital building on The Ohio State University campus consists of 13 floors comprising 268,000 square feet. The hospital is licensed for 172 beds, including a 24-bed blood and marrow transplantation unit. The building also contains:

· Outpatient examination/consultation rooms

· Private chemotherapy suites

· Specialized surgical suites

· A large radiation oncology area

· Basic research laboratories and support facilities

The James also has an Immediate Care Center for cancer outpatients on the 9th floor of adjoining Ohio State University Hospital, and a specialized outpatient clinical treatment unit on 2 James for patients participating in phase I clinical trials.

In addition, The James offers quality cancer care at University Hospital East, an OSU facility serving the east side of Columbus. It also provides comprehensive outpatient breast health services at JamesCare in Dublin. In the same Dublin complex is Hope's Boutique, a James-sponsored shop catering to women with cancer. The hospital also maintains JamesCare at Morehouse, an outpatient facility on floors 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the Tower Building at the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, 2050 Kenny Road.

Travel Assistance

Although The OSUCCC - James has no formal travel-assistance program, the hospital works on a case-by-case basis to help patients/families who come either from some distance or travel locally.

Lodging

Based on need, patients and families/other caregivers can be placed in local university-owned housing or local hotels for short-term stays. The OSUCCC - James also has an agreement with a temporary living agency to place patients and families/others in apartments. Rent fees are based on a sliding scale. Housing needs are assessed by social workers.

Treatment

At The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute we offer the most comprehensive care by providing specialized clinical expertise. As national and international leaders in cancer, our specialists help bring the most promising laboratory research into clinical trials. Through those clinical research studies we are able to provide the most innovative treatments for cancer today. Our research studies cover all stages of cancer and include new chemotherapy agents, targeted agents, vaccines and gene therapies amongst other novel modalities. Our clinical trials are funded by the National Cancer Institutes of Health, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and various pharmaceutical companies.

The healthcare professionals at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute are proud to offer the most up-to-date services for cancer diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment care. Listed below are some of the testing and treatment services available to our cancer patients at The OSUCCC-James.

· Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment Tool: Family HealthLink

· Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

· Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

· Mental Health Counseling (Outpatient)

· Occupational Therapy

· Pain and Palliative Medicine

· Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan

· Radiation Medicine

· Radiofrequency Ablation

· Surgical Oncology

At The OSUCCC - James, our close collaboration between research and patient care brings the study directly to the bedside. We provide comprehensive treatment for the following cancer types:

· Brain and skull base

· Breast

· Central Nervous System

· Colorectal

· Genitourinary

· Gynecologic

· Head and Neck

· Hematology

· Leukemia

· Lower Gastrointestinal

· Lymphoma

· Melanoma

· Multiple Myeloma

· Pain

· Primary Bone

· Thoracic

· Upper Gastrointestinal

For more information, call The James Line at 800.293.5066 or visit us online at http://cancer.osu.edu.

Stem Cell Transplant Program

The Bone and Marrow Transplant program at The James is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the following are treated using autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplants:

· Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

· Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

· Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia

· Amyloidosis

· Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia

· Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

· Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

· Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

· Hodgkin Disease

· Multiple Myeloma

· Myelodysplasia

· Aplastic Anemia

Cancer Prevention and Screening

The James offers a number of cancer-prevention strategies and cancer-screening opportunities.

JamesCare for Life is a program within The James that offers multiple services to address the emotional, social and spiritual needs of cancer patients, families and friends. Services include: community outreach; educational classes for patients and families about a broad array of quality-of-life issues during and after cancer treatment; cancer support groups for patients and families; education and training for healthcare professionals; grief and bereavement support for families; creative arts and expressive therapies; resource referral and information; and cancer-specific survivorship initiatives. Information about this program can be obtained by calling The James Line at 800.293.5066.

The James periodically provides free public screenings for breast, head and neck and prostate cancer, as well as melanoma. In addition, The James' Mobile Mammography Services Program extends affordable mammography to the community in mobile units equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The James also maintains conveniently located mammography suites at : The Babe Zaharias Center at The James; JamesCare at Macy's in Easton Town Center on the near east side of Columbus; The James at University Hospital East, 1492 E. Broad St.; and at JamesCare in Dublin, a comprehensive breast health center that offers breast cancer detection, diagnosis, counseling, continuity of care and a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals collaborating to provide a full range of patient needs.

Periodic educational sessions are available through The James regarding prostate cancer, breast cancer and living with lymphedema. Further, JamesCare for Life offers free monthly integrative-care classes that are open to the public and presented by clinical experts on topics of health/wellness, complementary care, symptom management, and quality-of-life issues.

Support Services

With the aim of rehabilitating cancer patients and families into as normal a life as possible, JamesCare for Life offers a number of support groups and classes. Most groups are cancer-specific (e.g., brain, breast, gynecologic, prostate, head and neck, etc.), but some focus on physical and functional aspects of cancer, such as lymphedema, cosmetic concerns and self-appearance. Adult coping and bereavement groups are also available. Supported by donations and grants, the MusicCare initiative offers live performances from volunteer musicians to hospital inpatients and also provides hundreds of CDs and audiotapes for patients. In addition, JamesCare offers massage therapy at Hope's Boutique, a James specialty shop catering to women with cancer.

Also available to patients and families is referral to support services such as social work, pastoral care, patient-education packets, psychology clinical nurse specialists/mental health specialists, home care agencies that provide a myriad of services, a clinical nutritionist who works with patients and families, programs specific to survivorship issues, and a multidisciplinary recovery/rehabilitation team. Questions regarding any of these services or about physician referral or cancer in general, can be answered by calling The James Line at 800.293.5066.

Supportive Care

Pain and Palliative Supportive Service

The James has a multidisciplinary pain team, directed by Robert Taylor, MD, that meets daily. It provides inpatient visits and consultations five days a week, but its physicians are on call around-the-clock. The team can be reached by calling 614.293.2957.

Outpatient Locations

The James is equipped with several outpatient facilities with more than 40 physician examination and consultation rooms.

JamesCare in Dublin

JamesCare in Dublin is an all-encompassing breast health center offering complete diagnostic services, immediate answers, far-reaching expertise, and continuity of care, convenience, comfort and support. Our medical, surgical and radiation oncologists are specialists in breast cancer

JamesCare at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza

JamesCare at Morehouse Plaza offers complete diagnostic services, far-reaching expertise, convenience, comfort and support. We care for adults who are diagnosed with malignant or premalignant diseases or hematologic disorders.

JamesCare at UH East

JamesCare at University Hospital East is perfectly positioned to give you complete cancer care close to home. We care for adults with many types of cancer and blood disorders, including breast cancer, melanoma, lymphoma, lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer.

Cooperative Group Membership

Cooperative Group Membership List

· Southwestern Oncology Group

· Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B

· National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project

· Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

· National Cancer Institute

· Radiation Therapy Oncology Group

· M. D. Anderson Oncology Network

· Gynecologic Oncology Group

· Children's Oncology Group

· Mid-Atlantic Oncology Group

· University-related

· Pharmaceutical Company-related

Average Number of Adult Clinical Trials

Over 300 open clinical trials

Clinical and Research Efforts

Interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers and clinicians at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute allows for the translation of scientific discoveries to innovative clinical care that contributes to global efforts to control cancer in its many forms.

Adult Oncology Program

No. of Inpatient Beds (Medical/Surgical)

No. of Admissions

Average Length of Stay (days)

Total Visits to all Outpatient Areas

No. of Oncologists (Medical and Surgical)

172

7,968

6.53

173,607

64