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Join us on The James Cancer-Free World Podcast as we talk to the top scientists and doctors at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). They’ll discuss – in easy-to-understand language – all the cutting-edge cancer research going on at Ohio State and how this is improving patient care and ultimately saving lives.

About the OSUCCC – James:
The OSUCCC – James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. As the cancer program’s 308-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet ® designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice.

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Join us on The James Cancer-Free World Podcast as we talk to the top scientists and doctors at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). They’ll discuss – in easy-to-understand language – all the cutting-edge cancer research going on at Ohio State and how this is improving patient care and ultimately saving lives.

About the OSUCCC – James:
The OSUCCC – James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. As the cancer program’s 308-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet ® designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice.

    Episode 50: The Great Gains of FLASH Proton Radiation Therapy, with Dr Chakravarti

    Episode 50: The Great Gains of FLASH Proton Radiation Therapy, with Dr Chakravarti

    “We’re so excited about this new technology,” said Arnab Chakravarti, MD, medical director of the Radiation Oncology at the OSUCCC – James. “With FLASH, we will be able to deliver the entire course of radiation in less than a second, in one day, rather than in smaller doses spread out over six to eight weeks, and without the side effects of traditional radiation. This will be revolutionary.” The James will be one of the first cancer hospitals to offer proton radiation, and the very first to offer FLASH. “The proton beams stop right at the tumor, it doesn’t pass through the body as they do in photon X-ray radiation treatment,” Chakravarti said. “So, very few normal cells get irradiated. This is the very epitome of targeted cancer treatment.”

    • 33 min
    Episode 49: What's Next at The James, with CEO William Farrar, MD

    Episode 49: What's Next at The James, with CEO William Farrar, MD

    William Farrar takes a look at exciting new and future programs, initiatives and treatments at The James, including the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology, the growth of clinical trials and their importance, the cutting-edge proton radiation facility, the west campus outpatient center and a new, FDA-approved drug developed by our researchers.

    • 27 min
    Episode 48: Great Advances in Sarcoma Surgery With Joel Mayerson, and One of his Patients

    Episode 48: Great Advances in Sarcoma Surgery With Joel Mayerson, and One of his Patients

    Dr Joel Mayerson is one of the world’s leading sarcoma surgeons. He has pioneered several innovative types of surgery, including: An expandable femur prosthesis, the revolutionary rotationplasty, and a new shoulder surgery that’s the first to replace the actual shoulder socket. One of Joel's patients (Jared Sylvester) joins us to discuss his surgery, a total knee replacement and how he's able to lead an active life thanks to his dedicated James doc.

    • 39 min
    Episode 47: Vaping, Tobacco, Nicotine & the Cancer Connection, with Ted Wagener

    Episode 47: Vaping, Tobacco, Nicotine & the Cancer Connection, with Ted Wagener

    Is vaping creating a new generation of smokers and increasing the cancer risk? Ted Wagener, Director of the James Center for Tobacco Research, tackles this question and other important, related issues: Why nicotine is so addictive; cessation strategies; and the history of vaping. Ted discusses whether vaping is safe and/or safer than cigarettes; is reducing the number of smokers, why flavored e-cigs are so dangerous; and the long-term health implications and how researchers are studying this. Ted is a former smoker and understands the addictive power of nicotine.

    • 41 min
    Episode 46: Celebrating Two Years of the James Cancer-Free World Podcast

    Episode 46: Celebrating Two Years of the James Cancer-Free World Podcast

    Join us as we celebrate two years of our podcast, and listen to excerpts from some of our favorite conversations: Bill Farrar on the history of the James and his friendship with the actual Dr. James; Doug Ulman on riding in his first Pelotonia; Don Benson and his patient, Matt Hare, on their special bond; Darryl Gray on how colonoscopies save lives, and the results of my very-own colonoscopy; and highlights from our Day in the Life of the James episode.

    • 31 min
    Episode 45: The Challenges of Adolscent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Patients

    Episode 45: The Challenges of Adolscent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Patients

    Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients face a unique set of challenges and hurdles during and after their cancer treatment. Samantha Hulett, a James social worker and the navigator of the hospital's growing AYA programs describes these challenges: Where to be treated, a children's or adult cancer hospital; sexual health and fertility issues; feelings of isolation from their peer group and depression.

    • 19 min

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