Programs and Research Initiatives
The primary responsibility of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is to conduct research that will lead to the reduction of cancer morbidity and mortality.
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 as well as additional research initiatives.
Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention
The mission of the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training and community outreach programs in collaboration with the communities they serve.
Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network
The University of Arizona Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (UA CP-CTNet) is a major program funded by the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention to perform early phase clinical trials to evaluate the clinical activity and biologic effects of putative preventive agents and to determine clinically relevant correlates in order to identify agents with good safety profiles and preliminary efficacy.
Innovative working groups
These working groups collaborate concerning a breadth of issues, from bench top to bedside, involving translational and clinical research with a major emphasis on discovery.
Skin Cancer Institute
The Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) unites the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s many skin cancer prevention endeavors, bringing together innovative research, clinical care, education and community outreach.
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.