The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the state of Arizona.
Bringing promising new therapies from the laboratory to the bedside is a high priority. The clinician scientists of the University of Arizona Cancer Center are engaged in more than 200 clinical trials, investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies.
Community Outreach and Engagement bridges the Cancer Center and the communities it serves to address the unequal burden of cancer for Arizonans through culturally relevant research, training and community outreach.
Our 15 clinical research teams include physicians and health care professionals, offering hundreds of trials to patients.
The Cancer Center has more than 280 members that bring the power of research to cancer prevention and treatment.
We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.
Hundreds of doctors, scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students and technicians work in more than 70 research laboratories in the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Armed with test tubes, cancer cells, computers and tumor models, they search for the missing pieces of the cancer puzzle in their efforts to prevent and cure cancer.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center has three established scientific Research Programs that work together to accomplish the Center’s mission to prevent and cure cancer.
Our researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborate concerning a breadth of issues, from benchtop to bedside, involving translational and clinical research with a major emphasis on discovery.