The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Screening

September 30, 2014 3:20 pm
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The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Screening_ext

Skin cancer, the most common of all cancers, is a disease in which malignant cells appear in one of the layers of the skin. Each year, more than 3.5 million people are diagnosed with types of skin cancer called basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is diagnosed in about 77,000 people in the United States and 139,870 people annually worldwide. With...
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New Advances in Lung Cancer Research

September 25, 2014 4:00 pm
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New Advances in Lung Cancer Research

Every day, experts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are making advances in cancer research and treatment. These advances are especially important in cancers for which treatment is a challenge for oncologists, like lung cancer. “Lung cancer is often diagnosed in a very late stage,” says David Carbone, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at the OSUCCC...
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James Stitching Sisters Sew Care and Comfort Into Each Quilt

September 23, 2014 3:22 pm
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Since The James Stitching Sisters was founded nine years ago, an army of quilters has sewn and distributed over 8,000 quilts for patients at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Each quilt is stitched together with love. Founded by Joanne Lester, PhD, CRNO, AOCN, who is a volunteer at the OSUCCC – James...
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Caring for Cancer Emergencies in the New Home of The James

September 18, 2014 7:18 pm
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Physicians and nurses at The Ohio State University who treat patients in times of emergency see many walk through the door with cancer. “We have a lot of patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer, and we want to provide the very best care for them,” says Thomas E. Terndrup, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Ohio State. Cancer emergencies can range from...
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