The James Cancer Hospital Recruits Two Thoracic Oncologists  

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Posted: 9/3/2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Drs. Nagla Abdel Karim (45040) and Edmund Kassis (43017) have been recruited to a division of thoracic oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. They will treat patients with cancers in their chest cavities, including lung and esophageal cancer.

Karim received her medical degree from the University of Cairo, Egypt. She completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic, a research fellowship in the department of hematology and oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and her clinical fellowship in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Cincinnati.

Kassis received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later became the chief resident of general surgery. Kassis also completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and completed his residency in thoracic surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His clinical and research interests are in thoracic oncology, with a focus in lung and esophageal cancers.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation, The James is the 180-bed adult patient-care component of the cancer program at The Ohio State University. The OSUCCC-James is one of only five centers in the country approved by the NCI to conduct both Phase I and Phase II clinical trials.

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Tags: Cancer; Digestive Disorders; Esophageal Cancer; James Cancer Hospital; Lung Cancer; OSU Medical Center; Pulmonary; Researchers

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