James Cancer Hospital

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James Cancer Hospital
A view of The James Cancer Hospital
Location Columbus, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 39°59′44″N 83°00′58″W / 39.995630°N 83.016230°W / 39.995630; -83.016230Coordinates: 39°59′44″N 83°00′58″W / 39.995630°N 83.016230°W / 39.995630; -83.016230
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university The Ohio State University
Beds 172[1]
Founded 1990
Website http://www.cancer.osu.edu

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (commonly shortened to just James Cancer Hospital, officially abbreviated OSUCCC - James, and colloquially referred to as The James) is part of The Ohio State University and one of the twenty-one National Comprehensive Cancer hospitals.[2] It is named after Arthur G. James, the founder, who desired a cancer hospital in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The hospital conducts treatments for cancer, and conducts research in the Solove Research Institute. The James receives donations through the Pelotonia biking event. Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital recently received the highest nursing recognition with the prestigious Magnet® designation.[3]


The ground breaking for the hospital was July 10, 1984. It was completed January 16, 1990 but a water main break delayed the opening until July 9, 1990 when the first patient was admitted.


The hospital supports the Human Tissue Resource Network by housing a constitute organization called the Tissue Procurement Shared Resources.[citation needed]


Currently a $1.1 billion construction project which includes a new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center broke ground in 2010. This is the largest development project in The Ohio State University’s history. It is considered a massive undertaking, that intends to build a centralized, ecofriendly, health and research environment that supports high-quality, patient-centric, personalized medicine.

Once complete, the new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, a Critical Care Center, as well as integrated, state-of-the-art research facilities will provide scientists, researchers and clinicians with a single collaborative environment for research, education and patient care.[4]


  1. ^ "NCCN Research & Business Resources". National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "NCCN Members". Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://cancer.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Ohio-State%E2%80%99s-James-Cancer-Hospital-Receives-Highest-Nursing-Recognition-With-Prestigious-Magnet%C2%AE-Designation.aspx
  4. ^ "OSU Medical Center Expansion". Retrieved January 14, 2013. 

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