Breast cancer, a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast, is the most common type of cancer (other than skin cancer) among women. Less than 1 percent of breast cancers occur in men. The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age, and inherited gene mutations or a family history of breast cancer may increase the risk. Visit Clinical Cancer Genetics to learn more.
At Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, our breast cancer experts deliver excellent patient care in a research context. Our multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists as well as breast reconstruction surgeons and rehabilitation therapists work together to design comprehensive treatment plans that are tailored to each patient's type of breast cancer.
In January 2011 the OSUCCC-James opened the Comprehensive Breast Center and in October 2011 renamed the facility in honor of an Ohio State University alumna, philanthropist, advocate, and for 10 remarkable years, breast cancer survivor . The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is the first of its kind in the Midwest to offer the full continuum of breast cancer care, from prevention and screening through detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, in one world-class facility. In this unique environment, our breast cancer researchers and clinicians work directly together, bringing the latest innovations in prevention, detection and treatment to every patient.
As one of only four institutions approved by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct phase I and II clinical trials on NCI sponsored anticancer agents, the OSUCCC – James has access to more leading-edge targeted cancer therapies than most hospitals across America. That translates to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope. Search open cancer clinical trials.
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If you have questions about breast cancer, please call The James Line – a free cancer information resource and physician referral service – at 614-293-5066 or 1-800-293-5066 (outside Franklin County) or e-mail now. The James Line oncology nurses can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except weekends and holidays).