Help us provide patients with the best care
Every day, nearly 5,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. One out of three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that cancer affects everyone: our parents, siblings, partners, children, friends—the people we love and would do anything to save.
By supporting The James during Day of Giving, you can help us support the first proton therapy treatment facility in central Ohio.
Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses protons (positively charged particles) instead of X-rays to kill cancer cells. A machine painlessly delivers a high-energy proton beam through the skin from outside the body.
The new proton center, which will be located at the new 340,000-square foot outpatient facility planned for Ohio State’s west campus, will offer state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment for adult and pediatric cancer patients at one location. The project is a collaboration of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The center, to be managed by radiation oncology experts from The James, is targeted to open in 2023.
"As central and southern Ohio’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, we have a duty to bring advanced, evidence-based treatment options like proton therapy to the region for the benefit of patients who need this type of subspecialized care," says William Farrar, MD, chief executive officer of The James.
By making a gift to The James Fund for Life, you commit to bringing the best treatments to central Ohio for our patients.
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