About University of Arizona Cancer Center
Mission: To prevent and cure cancer
The University of Arizona Cancer Center:
- is one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation
- is the only one with headquarters in and serving the entire state of Arizona
- has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the NCI’s highest designation. This designation is reserved for centers focusing on patient care as well as basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training.
The Cancer Center is a leader in research on women’s cancers (breast, ovarian), men’s cancers (prostate), gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreas and liver), lymphoma and skin cancers and is home to one of the largest Cancer Prevention and Control Programs among the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers, with leading prevention research in breast, colon, lung, prostate and skin cancers.
With primary locations in Tucson – at the University of Arizona, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state.
Banner - University Medicine is the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s clinical affiliate in Tucson. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson operates two outpatient clinics. Radiation oncology and surgery services are performed here. Our patients are treated in multidisciplinary clinics by teams of physicians and health care professionals who are experts in their specialties. Our cross-discipline approach means our patients get the best treatment possible.
The Cancer Center’s 81 research labs and more than 300 nationally and internationally renowned physician and scientist members work to bring the power of research to cancer prevention and treatment through a direct link between the latest research discoveries and patient care.