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Dr. Farrar named as JamesCare director


William B. Farrar, MD, The Dr. Arthur G. and Mildred C. James Professor in Surgical Oncology and chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, has been selected as director of the new JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center.

Dr. Farrar is one of the nation’s foremost experts in breast cancer detection and treatment, as well as a leader in the central Ohio cancer community. Having trained as a surgical resident under Dr. Arthur G. James, the founder and namesake of our cancer hospital, Dr. Farrar has played an invaluable role in Ohio State’s emergence as a national leader in cancer care.

Working with physicians and administrators throughout the breast cancer program, Dr. Farrar will develop and implement the clinical vision and strategy for the Center. He will oversee all aspects of clinical breast services and ensure the delivery of multidisciplinary, multimodality care in one location. He will also be responsible for continued improvement of patient outcomes and for the creation of a unique patient experience that boosts satisfaction levels and exceeds quality and safety goals.

Dr. Farrar will continue to see patients and is an active member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program in The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will also continue to serve as director of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Ohio State and director of Medical Affairs for The James.

This is an exciting time for the breast program. An Open House event was held Saturday, April 16, formally opening the new JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center. The world-class, 114,400-square foot LEED certified building, located at the intersection of Olentangy River Road and West Third Ave., provides more than twice the space of the previous facility in Dublin. Radiation oncology services will be available in June 2011.